Maestro Steven Crawford - 2014 Music Director, La Bohème
Maestro Steven Crawford is among the most versatile musicians on the classical scene today. He has conducted in opera companies and orchestras around the United States, has accompanied the world's finest singers, and is in the top tier of coaches in the opera world. He is also an active accompanist, having recently performed Die Winterreise with baritone Jason Detwiler.
Maestro Crawford's conducting engagements include performances with the Metropolitan Opera (La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Faust and Madama Butterfly), Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Dayton Opera, Nevada Opera, Chelsea Opera and Opera Idaho. He has also conducted a number of world and NYC premieres, including A Chekhov Trilogy by Richard Wargo, Honor by Christian Mcleer, and The Mark of Cain by Matthew Harris. His positions (past and present) include principal conductor of the Greater Miami Opera, principal conductor of Land of Enchantment Opera, and principal conductor/artistic advisor of Opera Idaho. He has been engaged as a conductor with the New World Symphony as well as a cover to Kurt Mazur with the New York Philharmonic.
A long-time proponent of training both singers and instrumentalists, Maestro Crawford is Music Director of Land of Enchantment Opera, and Senior coach for the Vann Vocal Institute. He has conducted at University of Illinois, Portland State University and Prelude to Performance, and in 2009 he spearheaded the training of instrumentalists for the Bel Canto institute of Firenze, IT.