Jonathan Hodel, tenor
With more than thirty leading opera roles in his singing repertoire, tenor Jonathan Hodel has also delighted audiences as the conductor. In 2015, Dr. 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. Between 2006-2009, he taught at Frostburg State University where he was the director of the FSU Opera Workshop. While there he conducted Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel, Menoti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Between 1999-2003, he served as assistant director of San Jose State University's Opera Workshop. Dr. Hodel studied opera conducting under Imre Pallo at Indiana University and choral conducting under William Hatcher at The University of Iowa.
Complete Operas Conducted
L'isola disabitata - Haydn
Amahl and the Night Visitors - Menotti
Don Giovanni - Mozart
Die Zauberflöte - Mozart
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rossini
La Traviata - Verdi
The Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan
Die Fledermaus - J. Strauss Jr.
Large Scenes or Acts Conducted
Susannah (Multiple scenes) - Floyd
Hansel and Gretel (Reduction) - Humperdinck
The Tales of Hoffmann (Act 2) - Offenbach
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