Australian conductor, Jennifer Condon has been based in Germany since 2008. Her extensive operatic repertoire of over 65 works and an affinity with many of the world’s finest singers were established in six years as Maestro Suggeritore at the Hamburg State Opera.
Working freelance since 2014, Jennifer has worked, primarily as assistant conductor, at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Baden-Baden Festival, Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Berlin State Opera, Bayreuth Festival, Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dutch National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Zurich Opera, Hungarian State Opera, Dallas Opera and the Tokyo Nikikai Opera.
Highlights of the current season include conducting performances of Der fliegende Holländer for the Malmö Opera and conducting an all-Australian programme for the closing concert of the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Jennifer is in high demand for her combination of skills as coach, prompt and conductor, particularly in late-German and contemporary repertoire - Aribert Reimann’s Lear being her signature work to date. She has been engaged as assistant by such eminent conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Simone Young, Franz Welser Möst, Sir Andrew Davis and Kirill Petrenko.
Jennifer was one of six conductors chosen from an international field to participate in The Dallas Opera's inaugural Hart Institute for Women Conductors in November 2015 and has since returned to the company as both assistant conductor and conductor.
The world premiere recording of Sappho has been Jennifer's greatest achievement. She re-discovered fellow Australian Peggy Glanville-Hicks' abandoned opera - deciphering the manuscripts and conducting an internationally renowned cast. The CD was released for the composer's centenary in 2012 and Jennifer is currently working towards a world premiere production of the work.