With more than thirty leading opera roles in his singing repertoire, tenor Jonathan Hodel has begun to delight audiences as conductor. In 2015, Mr. Hodel conducted The Mikado with Empire Lyric Players in Denver, Colorado. For 2007 and 2008, he was the Associate Music Director of Asheville Lyric Opera in Asheville, North Carolina. He has appeared with Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera San Jose and Indiana University School of Music, conducting such diverse repertoire as Rossini's Barber of Seville, Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Don Giovianni, Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Carlisle Floyde's Susannah, Haydn's L'isola Disabitata and Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. Mr. Hodel is curently on faculty at Frostburg State University and is director of the FSU Opera Workshop. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the assistant director of San Jose State University's Opera Workshop. Mr. Hodel studied conducting under Imre Pallo at Indiana University and William Hatcher at The University of Iowa.
For Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Opera San Jose
"Conductor Jonathan Hodel got a bold and propulsive response from his little orchestra."
- Scott MacClelland
San Francisco Classical Voice
The Mikado, Empire Lyric Players, 2015
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Asheville Lyric Opera, 2008
Don Giovanni, Asheville Lyric Opera, 2007
La Traviata, Asheville Lyric Opera, 2007
Opera Gala, Asheville Lyric Opera, 2005
Die Fledermaus, Opera San José, 2004
L'isola disabitata (Haydn), Indiana University, 1998