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Jose Maria Condemi has been hailed by the Oakland Post as “one of the most promising and impressive directors in all opera,” and the Seattle Weekly called his production of La bohème for Seattle Opera “flawless,” “handsome,” and “impressively crafted.” In addition to his busy schedule directing for other companies, he was Artistic Director of Opera Santa Barbara from 2010 to 2015. Condemi is the newly appointed Director of Opera of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Posted: Jul-27-2018
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Mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook, tenor Matthew DiBattista, and stage director Jose Maria Condemi have been announced in San Francisco Opera's 2020-21 season. Ms. Cook returns as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Mr. DiBattista sings his debut with San Francisco Opera as the Doctor in Poul Ruders' The Handmaid's Tale. Mr. Condemi returns to direct Rigoletto.

Posted: Jan-22-2020
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"Stage director Jose Maria Condemi did a fine job throughout of melding the realistic and fantastic. Florencia en el Amazonas may be the most immediately likeable and accessible of the contemporary operas put on by FGO in recent years."

— South Florida Classical Review
Posted: May-1-2018
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