Steven Osgood is in his third season as General and Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Opera Company, which in 2018 features productions of Don Giovanni, Candide, and As One. As Artistic Director of American Opera Projects (2001-2008) he founded the company’s acclaimed Composers and the Voice Fellowship program. He has conducted the world premieres of over twenty operas, including Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek for Opera Philadelphia, and JFK by David T. Little and Mr. Vavrek with the Fort Worth Opera Festival. He returns as conductor mentor for Washington National Opera’s 2019 American Opera Initiative, where in 2017 he conducted the premieres of Adam, Lifeboat, and What Gets Kept at the Kennedy Center. He has been on the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera since 2006. Recent productions include Jonathan Dove’s Flight at the Juilliard School, The Long Walk with Utah Opera, The Turn of the Screw at Opera Columbus, JFK with L’Opera de Montreal, Dead Man Walking at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the US Stage Premiere of Respighi’s realization of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in Chautauqua Opera’s 2017 season. The coming season includes a return to Opera Columbus to lead the world premiere of The Flood by Korine Fujiwara and Stephen Wadsworth.