Brooke deRosa is an award-winning composer, conductor, and vocalist living in Los Angeles, California.
Brooke has conducted the scores for “Luke Cage” for Netflix, “Queens” for ABC, “Run This Town”, “Maggie Simpson’s Playdate With Destiny” for FOX/Disney, and albums for Amazon Music, Linear Labs, and Snoop Dogg. She has conducted orchestral tracks for numerous artists including Cee-Lo Green, Estelle, Raphael Saadiq and the estate of Luther Vandross.
She performed on Jimmy Fallon in support of Ghostface Killah with The Roots. As an onscreen performer, Brooke can be seen as the military band conductor in the hit CBS show “Scandal”, and as the ballet pianist in the film “Don’t Worry Darling”.
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’s first opera, “The Monkey’s Paw” premiered in 2017 in Los Angeles, commissioned by Pacific Opera Project. In 2018 Brooke re-orchestrated and conducted Rossini’s opera “La gazzetta” also 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”, opened to sold out crowds at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. “Gunfight” garnered three awards including “The John Raitt Award for Best Music and Lyrics”, beating out “Selvage”, “Indecent” and “Anastasia”. Her 2019 opera “Does Not Compute: a Love Story” was selected from forty operas and commissioned by Cowtown Opera in Calgary. Due to Covid-19, “Does Not Compute” premiered in 2023 with MC Arts.
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.
She is currently scoring several movies for the Lifetime Network, including “Silent Night, Fatal Night”, coming this December.
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”, as well as “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”. 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.
She is currently writing several shows. More info can be found under the “Projects” tab.