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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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Baritone Matthew Worth and stage director Jose Maria Condemi will return to Central City Opera for its 2020 Summer Festival season. Mr. Worth will sing Billy Bigelow in Carousel from July 4-August 2, and Mr. Condemi will direct Rigoletto, which opens July 11 and runs through July 31.

Posted: Oct-23-2019
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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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