Steven Condy enjoys a career filled with notoriety and acclaim for his creative portrayals of the great “buffo” roles, and 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.”
Renowned for his interpretation of Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, recently, the Boston Music Intelligencer raved of his “most delightfully surprising and truly brilliant performance… the agility of his voice, not only in negotiating the vocal roller-coasters, but also in creating comically nuanced coloring….” He has performed the role at Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, among many others.
The title role in Verdi’s Falstaff is another signature role in Mr. Condy’s repertoire, which he performed at companies such as Utah Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and most recently, Opera San Jose. Of his Falstaff, Opera News hailed: “Dominating the proceedings was Steven Condy’s hilariously larger-than-life yet totally believable and sympathetic Sir John….”
As a concert artist, Condy graces stages throughout the country earning critical acclaim. From his recent appearance as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Lincoln Symphony, to Handel’s Messiah with the Columbus Pro Musica, Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall, and L’Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain.
Upcoming engagements include performances with the South Dakota Symphony, the Asheville Symphony, Opera On The James, Opera Delaware, and a role debut as Tevye in The Fiddler On The Roof with Shreveport Opera. He holds degrees from the University of Hartford and Yale University’s School of Music. Mr. Condy is also the Artistic Director of the Cairn University Opera Theater.