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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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Director Jose Maria Condemi will begin his 2018-19 with Mascagni/Leoncavallo's double-bill opera Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci with the San Francisco Opera. Says Mr. Condemi, "There’s something so powerful about these operas, they just go straight to the heart.” The production opens on September 7th. 

Posted: Sep-5-2018
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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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