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Brooke deRosa is an award-winning composer, conductor, vocalist, and filmmaker, living in Los Angeles, California.


Brooke is equally at home composing for film, theatre, and the concert stage.


Brooke’s first opera, “The Monkey’s Paw” premiered in 2017 in Los Angeles with Pacific Opera Project.


In 2018 Brooke orchestrated and conducted Rossini’s opera “La Gazzetta” for Pacific Opera Project. This included re-creating the famous “missing quintet”, absent from the opera.


Her 2019 operetta “Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon”, a musical comedy set in the old Wild West, premiered to sold out audiences as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. “Gunfight” garnered three awards: “Pick of the Fringe”, “The Encore Producer’s Award” and  “The John Raitt Award for Best Music and Lyrics.”


In 2020 she was commissioned by LA Opera to write “Songs of Orpheus”; art songs based on poetry from veterans in conjunction with the Mindful Veteran Project. This song cycle premiered in 2020 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and in 2021 and 2022, Brooke created additional song cycles for LA Opera. These songs were prominently featured on soprano Renee Fleming’s show “Music and the Mind.” She recently finished writing music for an opera, “An Elephant Never Forgets”, also for LA Opera.


Her opera “Does Not Compute: a Love Story”, about the future of AI and humanity premiered in May of 2023 with MC Arts, and her opera “Alice in Wonderland”, written with librettist Paige Lehnert will see it’s world premiere at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in April of 2024.


She conducted the premiere of her concert work “Public Enemy” in the 2017 concert, “The Future is Female.” She later conducted and recorded this work with an 67-piece orchestra as part of the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive. In 2022, she conducted a concert at the Redlands Bowl in honor of her late mentor, Frank Fetta, with repertoire including the works of Mozart, Haydn, Elgar, Bizet, Verdi and Puccini.


Brooke has conducted on TV’s “Scandal”, the scores for “Luke Cage” ,“Queens”, “Run This Town”, “Maggie Simpson’s Playdate With Destiny”, and albums for Amazon Music, Linear Labs, and Snoop Dogg. She had a small role as the ballet pianist in the film “Don’t Worry Darling”, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Brooke has also conducted orchestral tracks for numerous artists including Cee-Lo Green, Estelle, Raphael Saadiq and the estate of Luther Vandross.


As an internationally accomplished opera performer, she has been featured on Jimmy Fallon, the Jimmy Kimmel stage, the score for Netflix/Marvel’s “Luke Cage”, and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, also for Netflix. She has performed in Los Angeles with LA Opera, Pacific Opera Project, The Pacific Symphony, The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, The Redlands Symphony and Long Beach Opera.


During the pandemic, Brooke became interested in filmmaking, and won multiple awards for her films including: “Sole Mates”, and her horror shorts “The Sandman”, “Pyxis” (also Best Director),  “The Theatre Ghost”, and awards for her screenplays “Walter”, a sci-fi horror short, and “Burial”, a full-length horror feature.


Brooke is currently working on several film scores and new operas.

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