A native of Mexico, Ragnar Conde is one of the most important Mexican opera stage directors. He has participated in over 150 performing arts projects in Mexico, the United States, France, Switzerland, Italy and Colombia. These projects include theatre, opera, musicals, concerts and films, with credits ranging from Stage Director, Producer, Writer, and Acting Coach to Scenic, Lighting and Costume Designer. Mr. Conde has taught classes in acting, dance, corporal expression and arts. He has extensive experience working with opera singers and children in professional staging for theatre, opera and concerts. He has also worked in design, production management and stage management in several national and international projects.
Mr. Conde was the Appretince Stage Director selected for the Merola Opera Program for 2011 at San Francisco Opera Center. In December 2012 he worked as stage director in the world premier of Viva Verdi - the 200 anniversary celebration of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi in the Hallenstadion, Zürich - under the artistic advice of Mr. Lotfi Mansouri. He has worked as Acting Coach and filmwriter for several films in Mexico and has directed large scale shows such as "Alma Mexicana" for the Teatro San Benito Abad Inauguration event, "México Espectacular" for Xcaret Park and the "66th FIFA Congress Opening Show" in The National Auditorium in Mexico City. He also hosted the Medici TV livestream of the international singing competition Operalia in 2016 in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Mr. Conde received the San Benito Award in Arts in 2017 and the National Arts and Culture"Mil Mentes por México Award" in 2018 for his cultural contributions in Mexico. He is founder and General Director of Escenia Ensamble, one of the most important independent opera companies in Mexico, and the Co-director of the MetOpera Laffont Competition Mexico District.