Carlos Conde
D.M.A., The State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.M., Brooklyn College, The City University of New York; B.A., Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, The Juilliard Opera Center


Carlos Conde-González (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico) has performed on opera stages around the world, including the New Israeli Opera, Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao (Spain), Oper der Stadt Bonn (Germany), Teatro Comunale di Brescia (Italy); National Tours with New York City Opera and Teatro Lirico d’Europa, and appearances with Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Connecticut Grand Opera, and major opera companies in Omaha, Birmingham, Puerto Rico, Toledo, Fort Worth, Virginia, Shreveport, Augusta, and venues in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

Carlos Conde is known especially for his portrayals of the “buffo” Italian roles, such as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, 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 Doctor  Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia (which has sung over 200 times in 28 different productions).  Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Conde made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York in its productions of La gioconda and La fanciulla del West.  He has also sung with the New York Philharmonic, under the baton of Sir Colin Davis, performing the role of Somarone in Béatrice et Bénédict at Lincoln Center.  Since 2004, Dr. Conde has stage-directed in Italy, Tel Aviv, Canada, New York, Virginia, Houston, and his native Puerto Rico.  Some of his memorable, and critically acclaimed, productions are: Rossini’s La cenerentola and Il barbiere di Siviglia; Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Don Giovanni; Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore; Puccini’s La bohème and La rondine; and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz.

Dr. Conde received a Doctor of Music Arts degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and is an alumnus of the Juilliard Opera Center.  In the 1992 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions he was a first-place district and first-place regional winner and national finalist.  He also won the José Moscoso Award in the 1995 Sullivan Foundation Competition and was First Prize in the 1989 Palm Beach Opera Competition.

Dr. Conde is widely known as a professor of voice and as an opera-performing-practice lecturer, teaching at present at the International Vocal Arts Institutes in Tel Aviv, Virginia, and Montreal;  the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, and at The City University of New York.  Dr. Conde has previously taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, the Texas Tech University, and  the University of Miami.
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