Brandon Eldredge is a conductor, pianist, and operatic coach, having worked across the United States, Germany, and Sweden. Most recently, he has conducted performances of Virginia Opera’s 2021 production of La Bohème with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Since joining Virginia Opera as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master in 2019, he has prepared choruses for Tosca, Il Postino, La Cenerentola, Aida, and will prepare their upcoming production of Le nozze di Figaro and their joint production of The Sound of Music with the Virginia Arts Festival. Working closely with the artists of Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program, Brandon musically directs the company’s educational programming (2020-2021). He is the Associate Conductor at Central City Opera, where he musically directed, as well as conducted from the piano, their performances of Dido and Aeneas, featuring members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Young Artists Program this past summer. He also assistant conducted their productions of Carousel and Rigoletto, which included conducting the matinee performance. In the summer of 2022, he will return to conduct performances of Die Fledermaus and Jake Heggie’s Two Remain. After serving as Assistant Conductor for Opera Saratoga’s 2018 productions of The Merry Widow and The Consul, he was re-engaged to assistant conduct Hänsel und Gretel and conduct Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri for their 2019 season. As a pianist and vocal coach, he has helped prepare productions for Virginia Opera’s Three Decembers, Das Rheingold and Trouble in Tahiti (2021-2022), Sacramento Opera’s Rigoletto (2019), Opera Southwest’s Tosca (2018), and Oper Bonn’s (Germany) Die Zauberflöte and Madama Butterfly (2016). Before returning to the US in 2018, Brandon worked as a pianist and vocal coach for four years at Härnösands folkhögskola, one of Sweden’s premiere opera vocal training programs for young singers, as well as at the Universität Siegen in Germany.