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.” Major posts have included music director for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, principal conductor of the Michigan Opera Theatre, and music director of Boston Lyric Opera.

Posted: Feb-13-2020
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Stephen Lord will make his Utah Opera debut conducting the company's cast, chorus, and Utah Symphony musicians in a semi-staged, concert version of Bellini's Norma at Abravanel Hall on May 4 and 6.

Posted: Apr-16-2019
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"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
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