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Steven Osgood

Ossining, NY      

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 on the music staff for the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of "Two Boys" which runs until November 14.  In December he returns to Manhattan School of Music  to conduct"The Mother Of Us All".

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, Tosca at Chautauqua Opera, Die Fledermaus with Opera Memphis, Stephen Schwartz’sSéance 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 five 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.