Steven R. Osgood

Past Performances


The Mother Of Us All          
Virgil Thomson & Gertrude Stein
Manhattan School of Music
Dona D. Vaughn, Stage Director
Steven Osgood, Conductor

December 11, 13 & 15 (mat), 2013

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Thumbprint           WORLD PREMIERE
Kamala Sankaram & Susan Yankowitz
Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Nagelberg Theater
Rachel Dickstein, Stage Director
Steven Osgood, Conductor

January 10, 11 (mat), 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2014

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The Summer King           WORKSHOP
Daniel Sonnenberg
Opera America's New Works Forum

January 15, 2014

Steven Osgood, with his unique combination of theatrical and musical background, brings to the podium a musical incisiveness and dramatic insight which is rare in today’s emerging conductors.  He has proven his expertise in repertoire ranging from the Baroque through this century’s most challenging scores.

Steve is currently conducting Virgil Thomson's The Mother Of Us All at Manhattan School of Music in a new production directed by Dona Vaughn. A recording of this production along with Thomson's Suite from The Mother Of Us All will be released on Albany records in 2014.  In January he will conduct the world premiere of Kamala Sankaram's Thumbprint with the PROTOTYPE Festival.   He spends much of the rest of the 2013/14 season leading workshops of The Summer King  by Daniel Sonnenberg, The Scarlet Ibis by Stefan Weisman and David Cote, and The Long Walk by Jeremy Howard Beck and Stephanie Fleischman
.  He returns to the Metropolitan Opera in April and May as cover conductor for La bohème and La Cenerentola.

In recent seasons Steve conducted the critically acclaimed world premiere of Xenakis's Oresteia at the Miller Theater, Tan Dun's Marco Polo with De Nederlandse Opera, La Traviata and La bohème with Edmonton Opera, Peter Grimes and Tosca at Chautauqua Opera, Die Fledermaus with Opera Memphis, Tosca at Hawaii Opera Theater,  Stephen Schwartz's S
éance on a Wet Afternoon and Massenet's La Navarraise with New York City Opera, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox at Fort Worth Opera Festival, Conrad Susa's Transformations at Juilliard Opera, Lee Hoiby's Summer and Smoke at Manhattan School of Music, and John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles at Northwestern University.  His concert work included  appearances with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony featuring Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre.  He also conducted workshops of two new operas in development:  Herschel Garfein's Rosenkrantz and Guildentern are Dead, and Conrad Cummings' The Golden Gate, as well as readings of Missy Mazzoli's Song from the Uproar (April 30) and Anthony Davis' Revolution of Forms with New York City Opera's VOX 2010.

From 2001 to 2008 Steve was Artistic Director of American Opera Projects, where he conducted numerous developmental workshops, including most recently Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness, and Séance on a Wet Afternoon by Stephen Schwartz.  He founded the company's internationally recognized Composers and the Voice workshop series, and conducted the world premiere of Paula Kimper's Patience and Sarah at the Lincoln Center Festival.

Steve has spent three seasons as Assistant Conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, where he worked on productions of La Traviata, Phillip Glass’ Satyagraha, Tan’s The First Emperor, and John Adams' Nixon in China.  His conducting appearances include New York City Opera, Edmonton Opera, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera and Western Opera Theater, Ashlawn Opera, the Gulbenkian Festival, and the Wintergreen Festival.  He has been a regular guest conductor with the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Rice University.  His orchestral work includes guest engagements with the Chautauqua Symphony, New West Symphony, Wintergreen Symphony Orchestra and ICE Ensemble.

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