Steven Condy, Baritone
Bartolo, The Barber of Seville
Baritone Steven Condy, who has built his reputation on his portrayals of the great “buffo” roles, is admired not only for his robust and nuanced voice, but also for his natural acting ability. The Washington Times enthused that he has “the comic timing of John Candy and a voice that remains flexible, rich and true through every intricacy,” and Anthony Tomassini of the New York Times offered that he would “vote the prize for the most naturally clear diction of the cast to the hardy baritone Steven Condy.”
In the 2012 - 13 season, Mr. Condy performed his signature role of Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Shreveport Opera. He also sang in the gala concert Bravissimo Bel Canto! with Lyric Opera Baltimore, and as artist-in-residence, he performed his 10th career production as the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with the University of Utah Opera Workshop Ensemble.
In the 2011-12 season Mr. Condy portrayed Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Boston Lyric Opera and Houston Grand Opera, Sagrestano in Tosca with Opera New Jersey, and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Madison Opera.
During the 2010-11 season he was heard as Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera on the James, in the title role of Falstaff at Utah Opera, and as Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance with Arizona Opera, where he “showed off a flexible, rich baritone in his character's signature ‘Major-General's Song.’ It's a challenging patter song that Condy made even more entertaining with comic whimsy.” (Arizona Daily Star)
In recent seasons Mr. Condy appeared with the Washington National Opera as Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow as part of a program entitled “Trilogy: Domingo and Guests in Three Acts,” and as Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, a role he also sang with The Berkshire Opera. For his debut with Opera Pacific he portrayed Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri, and for his debut with Opera Theater of St. Louis he was seen as Monterone in Rigoletto and Sir Robert Cecil in Gloriana. He appeared in the title roles in Verdi’s Falstaff and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with New Jersey Opera Theater, sang Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with the Arizona Opera, Don Magnifico in La cenerentola with the Florentine Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the title role in Gianni Schicchi with both Opera Delaware and the OK Mozart International Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Mr. Condy received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Hartford and Master of Music degree in Voice/Opera Performance from Yale University, where he was a student of Richard Cross. He is the Director of Opera Workshop at Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and the Director of the Vocal Intensive Study Program with the MasterWorks Summer Music Festival.