Music Director, Principal Conductor
Joseph Marcheso is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of Opera San José. For the 2014-15 season, he serves as principal conductor for Rigoletto and the premiere of Mark Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread. Mr. Marcheso has conducted eleven productions for OSJ, including Madama Butterfly, Hansel and Gretel, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, La traviata, Faust, La bohème, La Cenerentola, Manon, Carmen, The Elixir of Love, and Lucia di Lammermoor.
As staff conductor and cover at the San Francisco Opera, Mr. Marcheso worked the productions of Show Boat, The Flying Dutchman, the San Francisco premieres of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick and John Adams’ Nixon in China, and the world premieres of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne. In 2013 he was also on the conducting staff for Washington National Opera’s Manon Lescaut. He has conducted Hailstork’s Joshua’s Boots for the young artists of Opera Theatre St. Louis as well as productions for Festival Opera. Previously Mr. Marcheso was the Music Director for the Amato Opera in New York City.