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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The New England Conservatory Opera production of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, conducted by Stephen Lord, has been included in Huffington Post's list of 2014 Top 20 Picks.

Posted: Dec-12-2014
Latest Acclaim

“The San Francisco Opera Orchestra, under Opera Theatre of St. Louis Music Director Stephen Lord, partnered every singer and scene with sensitivity and musical character.”

— San Francisco Classical Voice
Posted: Dec-7-2014
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Posted: May-12-2014