Baritone, Director of the National Conservatory, Puerto Rico
Hailed as "an interpreter of great intelligence, versatility and warmth," bass-baritone Carlos Conde (DMA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, AD, Juilliard Opera Center) has sung in many of the scenarios leading opera world including new Israeli Opera, the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao (Spain), Oper der Stadt Bonn (Germany), Teatro Comunale di Brescia (Italy) and opera companies from Belgium, Czech Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica , Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. Conde performances in the continental United States include leading roles with New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Connecticut Grand Opera, the Teatro Lirico d'Europa, the Mozart Festival Opera, and businesses Omaha, Birmingham, Toledo, Fort Worth, Virginia, Shreveport, Augusta, and his native Puerto Rico.
Dr. Conde is widely recognized for his interpretations of Italian papers "buffo", most notably Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, the title role in Don Pasquale, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Dulcamara in L'elisir d 'amore, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Melitone in La forza del destino, and Bartolo in the barber of Seville. The latter is a role he has sung more than 200 times in 28 different productions, and of which the Dallas Morning News raved, "Doctor Bartolo rarely deserves first mention in the Barber of Seville, Carlos Conde was a winner. Supplied most wonderful time laughing out loud acting, a lesson scene in which hilariously slid off the pitch since he had previously been in the money, which was quite deliberate -. and a trick not so easy to achieve, so as he did. Mr. Conde was strong and consistent in a natural environment operetta and sound. "Other hits include Dr. Conde Angelotti in Tosca, Benoit / Alcindoro in La bohème, and the title role in Gianni Schicchi, the which the Denver Post wrote, "Bass -baritone Carlos Conde gave a yield of agitation, with flexible voice and acting coloration and match".
Equally comfortable in recital and concert stage, Carlos Conde made his debut at Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York in productions of La Gioconda and La Fanciulla del West. He made his acclaimed debut at New York Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Colin Davis in the role of Somarone Béatrice et Benedict at Lincoln Center, and has given recitals of art in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
In his work as a stage director, Dr. Conde has directed opera productions in Italy, Tel Aviv, his native Puerto Rico, and throughout the continental United States. His critically acclaimed productions have included La Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, The Elixir of Love, La Boheme, La Rondine, I Capuleti e i Montecchi and L'amico Fritz.
Carlos Conde received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is an alumnus of Center Juilliard Opera. Its prestigious awards include the 1995 winner of the Sullivan Foundation; First Prize at the Palm Beach Opera; and the First District, winning first place regional and national finalist in the National Council Auditions for the Metropolitan Opera.
Dr. Conde is widely known as a voice teacher and professor of opera-performing-practice, and has taught at the faculties of the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Tel Aviv, Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School, Texas Tech University, and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. a private study is maintained active voice in the city of New York, and his students regularly perform in theaters world's leading opera and concert halls.