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Stephen Barlow


Stephen was born in Melbourne, Austrailia. He studied Music and Drama at Melbourne University before moving permanently to London, where he began his apprenticeship at Glyndebourne and The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he worked as an assistant/associate director.


Stephen made his debut directing, 'Trial By Jury' in the Bow Street Magistrate Court for the Covent Garden Festival.


Stephen has staged operas in many of the world's finest opera houses inclduing, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opera de Monte-Carlo, San Francisco Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival.


Stephen's international Musical Theatre work includes,The Phantom of the Opera, I Love You, Perfect Now Change and Jesus Christ Superstar.


Flight Scottish Opera
Il Barbiere di Siviglia Grange Festival
The Phantom of the Opera Folketeateret, Oslo
Cosi Fan Tutte Central City Opera, Colorado
Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicci The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Les Deux Enfants Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia
State Fair Guilford School of Acting, University of Surrey
Rondine Théâtre du Capitole
Madama Butterfly Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus
La Boheme Opera Holland Park, London
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown LAMDA, London
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change LAMDA, London
Flight Opera Holland Park, London
The Phantom of the Opera Bucharest National Opera, Romania
Le Donne Curiose Guildhall, London
Rigoletto Bucharest National Opera, Romania
La Fanciulla Del West Opera Holland Park, London
L'enfant Prodigue / Francesca Di Foix Guildhall, Barbican, London
La Traviata Singapore Lyric Opera, Singapore
Tosca Santa Fe Opera, USA
Carmen Opera Theatre Saint Louis
La Rondine The Metropoliatin Opera, New York
The Magic Flute Royal Academy of Music, ;London
Rigoletto Chicago Lyric Opera, USA
Previous Productions  
La Cour De Celimene

Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland

60th Anniversary

Madam Butterfly Mid Wales Opera, UK
Tosca The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
The Turn of the Screw Glyndebourne, UK
Elecktra Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Jesus Christ Superstar Really Usefull Group (Resident Director UK Tour)
La Traviata Singapore Lyirc Opera, Singapore
Dovetales Glyndebourne Jerwood Studdios, UK

Don Giovanni

Don Pasquale

Hanel & Gretal

Opera Holland Park, London
Alfonso and Estrella

UC Opera

Fantastic Mr. Fox

La Boheme

Brisish Youth Opera
Idomeneo Glyndebourne Touring Opera, UK
Dialogues des Carmelites Guildhall, London

Elegies for Angels

Punks and Raging Queens

Chelsea Theatre, London
Trial by Jury Bow Street Magistrates Court, London

"Director Stephen Barlow has set the opera - whose subtitle is "The School for Lovers" - in a university enviroment, and the results are spectacular..."


Cosi fan Tutte - Central City Opera, Colarado

Daily Camera, 16/07/2017


"Stephen Barlow's subtle and inventive direction was one of the joys of the performance: I didn't want to take my eyes off the stage."


Cosi fan Tutte, Central City Opera, Colarado

Boulder, 20/07/2017

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