Institute for Women Conductors

Jennifer Condon

Australia/Germany

Jennifer Condon has been passionate about opera from an absurdly young age -- since her teens she has been fortunate to have fellow Australian, Simone Young, as mentor. Jennifer studied piano in Sydney, and conducting in Melbourne and Vienna before commencing work as a souffleuse at the Hamburg State Opera in 2008. She now has a repertoire of over 55 operas. During her time in Hamburg, Jennifer also brought Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ opera Sappho (1963) from the composer’s hand-written manuscript to the recording studio. The CD, with an eminent cast including Deborah Polaski, Sir John Tomlinson and Wolfgang Koch with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, has been released to considerable critical acclaim. Jennifer lives in Berlin and works as a free-lance vocal coach and prompt as she pursues a conducting career. Assistant conducting engagements to date include Lohengrin in Zurich and Salome in Vienna. Future engagements include Reimann’s Lear in Budapest and Ariadne auf Naxos in Tokyo.

Photo of Ms. Condon: Milena Schlösser

2015 Participants

Particpants:

Jennifer Condon

 

Jessica Gethin

 

Natalie Murray Beale

 

Stephanie Rhodes

 

Anna Skryleva

 

Lidiya Yankovskaya

 

Observers:

Arianne Abela

 

Luçik Aprahämian

 

Avlana Eisenberg

 

Co Boi Nguyen

 

2015 IWC Concert Performance Selections

Prelude to Act I , Manon   - J. Massenet  

En proie à la tristesse , Le Comte Ory   - G. Rossini  

Chi mi frena in tal momento , Lucia di Lammermoor   - G. Donizetti