Peter Grunberg makes his Opera San José debut as conductor for Mozart’s Così fan tutte. He is currently the Special Musical Assistant to Michael Tilson Thomas, who is the music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and artistic director of The New World Symphony which is an American orchestral academy based in Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. Grunberg has appeared as a piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, performed at the Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, and Tanglewood festivals, and has collaborated in recital with such artists as Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, and Joshua Bell. He has conducted at the Moscow Conservatory, Grand Théâtre de Genève, and the Sydney Opera House. Previously, Mr. Grunberg was Head of Music Staff at the San Francisco Opera and also a principal collaborator on the Symphony’s Keeping Score project.