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 will conduct Eugene Onegin as part of Atlanta Opera's 2018-19 season, which returns to the stage in a co-production with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Seattle Opera, and Michigan Opera Theatre.


Posted: Feb-2-2018
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"This time, the singing couldn’t be better, nor could we expect a more nuanced or muscular job from the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, thanks to veteran American conductor Stephen Lord."

— The Star
Posted: Jan-23-2018
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Posted: May-12-2014