Music Director, Principal Conductor

Joseph MarchesoJoseph Marcheso is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of Opera San José. For the 2015-16 season, he serves as principal conductor for Tosca and Carmen. Mr. Marcheso has conducted fourteen productions for OSJ, including  Rigoletto, the world premiere of Mark Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Magic Flute, Madama ButterflyHansel and Gretel, Suor Angelica/Gianni SchicchiLa 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. Previously Mr. Marcheso was the Music Director for the Amato Opera in New York City.


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