Conductor
About

Stephen Lord has been chosen by Opera News as one of the “25 Most Powerful Names in U.S. Opera” (one of four conductors), and is continually praised for conducting both traditional and contemporary operatic works. For his debut with San Francisco Opera, conducting Rigoletto, one critic observed, “He partnered his singers perfectly and gave everything its proper weight – he was master of the score’s details and the orchestra played superbly for him.” He is currently music director for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and formerly was music director of Boston Lyric Opera. He now serves as artistic director of opera studies at the New England Conservatory, overseeing all aspects of the opera training program and conducting one main stage production a year.

Posted: Jul-4-2014
Latest News

Michigan Opera Theatre's Principal Conductor Stephen Lord will open the company's 2018-19 season with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Detroit Opera House. Says Mr. Lord of the opera, "'It is a story of squandered romance and tragic honor, of regret and longing for the road not taken...[w]ith Tchaikovsky’s rich orchestration, it is the epitome of Russian Lyric Opera.'” Eugene Onegin will run from October 13-21st. 

Posted: Oct-16-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Maybe its mix of musical styles — shifting among call-and-response spirituals, ragtime, jazz and cinematic romanticism — calls for a conductor as committed and capable as Stephen Lord, who is leading performances by Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He gets fine playing from members of the St. Louis Symphony."

— Dallas News
Posted: Jun-19-2018
Latest Video
Posted: May-12-2014