Brendon Shapiro is a pianist, vocal coach and conductor with a focus in opera and contemporary music.
For 2019/20, he is returning for his second season with LA Opera's young artist program, where he has worked on Satyagraha, La Clemenza di Tito, El Gato Montés and La Traviata, and served as principal coach for the workshop of Frédéric Chaslin’s Monte Cristo. He has had the pleasure to perform with artists such as Susan Graham, J’nai Bridges, and Sean Panikkar and to premiere an excerpt from Matthew Aucoin’s upcoming Eurydice.
He is also an Emerging Artist with Boston Lyric Opera, where he served last season as pianist and coach for Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. He will return to Boston this fall to play for Pagliacci, the opening of BLO’s 2019/20 season. While in Boston, he will also serve as the music director and pianist for the world premiere of Omar Najmi’s new chamber opera, En la ardiente oscuridad.
Previously, he has been a young artist at Opera North and Opera NEO. He has served as pianist and conductor with Boston Opera Collaborative and MassOpera and has held faculty positions at UMass Amherst and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.