Assistant Conductor | Orchestra
Michelle Rofrano is a conductor and pianist based in New York City. She completed her graduate conducting studies in 2016 at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, and Markand Thakar.
With a strong background in opera, Ms. Rofrano has previously assisted productions of Eugene Onegin with Spoleto Festival USA; La Boheme with Opera Birmingham; Madama Butterfly with Lyric Opera Baltimore; and L’elisir d’amore with the Oberlin in Italy Opera Festival. She has led productions of Cosi fan tutte and The Turn of the Screw with DC Public Opera; Cosi fan tutte with Oberlin in Italy; Suor Angelica with the New Jersey Opera Project; and Le Nozze di Figaro concert scenes with the Peabody Conservatory.
Ms. Rofrano was named a 2017 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow, through which she was assistant conductor for the Little Orchestra Society during the 2017-18 season. Upcoming engagements include working with the Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist Conductor during summer 2018, where she will lead a production of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and assist multiple mainstage productions. Ms. Rofrano is excited to serve as assistant conductor for the New York Youth Symphony’s spring 2018 concert cycle.