Conductor
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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
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Stephen Lord has been appointed to the newly created position of principal conductor of the Michigan Opera Theatre, as it continues to search for a successor to retiring founder David DiChiera.

Posted: Nov-18-2016
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"Stephen Lord’s conducting is especially impressive in the lengthy ensembles toward the end during which the whole musical structure was built up and sustained most impressively." 

— ConcertNet
Posted: Nov-8-2016
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Posted: May-12-2014