Institute for Women Conductors

Mélisse Brunet

France

French-born conductor, Mélisse Brunet, is entering her third season as the Assistant Conductor of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and her second season as the Music Director of the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and the Appalachian Symphony Opera. Brunet recently conducted the operas Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie, Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, and will conduct the musical Sweeney Todd by Sondheim in April 2018. She assisted the productions of Carmen with Lionel Bringuier, Magdalena Kožená, Calixto Bieito, and Die Zauberflöte with Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire. Brunet is the regular guest conductor of Symphoria in Syracuse, NY, and the following orchestras in France, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Opéra de Rouen, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre d’Auvergne, and Orchestre Régional de Normandie.

2017 Participants

Particpants:

Alba Bomfim

 

Mélisse Brunet

 

Lina Gonzalez-Granados

 

Karin Hendrickson

 

Carolyn Watson

 

Monica Wolinska

 

Observers:

Marie Bucoy-Calavan

 

Catherine O’Shaughnessy

 

Maria Sensi Sellner

 

Hanah Threlkeld