Joseph Marcheso is the incoming Music Director of Opera San José. Hansel and Gretel is his 10th production for the company. This season he is also the assistant conductor for Madama Butterfly, and served as conductor in last season’s production of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Mr. Marcheso also works at the San Francisco Opera where he was staff conductor for The Flying Dutchman, the West Coast premiere of John Adams’ Nixon in China, the San Francisco premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick and the world premieres of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne. In 2013 he was also on the conducting staff for Washington National Opera’s Manon Lescaut. He has conducted Hailstork’s Joshua’s Boots for the young artists of Opera Theatre St. Louis as well as productions for Festival Opera. Previously Mr. Marcheso was the conductor for the opera program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Music Director for the Amato Opera in New York City.