For two decades Brett has been Music Director and Principal Conductor of New Adventures, and he is an Associate Artist of the company. During this time, he has conducted Sir Matthew’s production of Swan Lake throughout the UK, the US, Europe and Japan. Brett has also given world premieres and revivals of Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man, Nutcracker!, Highland Fling and The Red Shoes for the company. He has recorded (for CD, DVD and live cinema broadcast) all of New Adventures current repertoire.
Brett has been a guest conductor for the Royal Ballet, the Norwegian National Ballet, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Since 1998 he has had a professional relationship with Northern Ballet, and he returned to them earlier this season to conduct David Nixon’s productions of The Nutcracker and The Three Musketeers.
Brett has conducted seasons for English Touring Opera, English Festival Opera, Carl Rosa Opera, and Opera New Zealand. He has given performances with the RPO Concert Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, de Philharmonie Antwerpen, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo City Symphony and the National Orchestra of Belgium, amongst others.
He will conduct Matthew Bourne’s new production of Romeo and Juliet in the Spring of 2019.