Stephen Barlow

(stage director)

Stephen Barlow was born in Melbourne, Australia. He studied Music and Drama at the University of Melbourne before moving permanently to London. He made his directing debut staging “Trial by Jury” in the Bow Street Magistrates Court for the Covent Garden Festival. Stephen began his directing apprenticeship at both Glyndebourne and Covent Garden where he worked as an assistant/associate director on over twenty productions including the world premiere of Lorin Maazel’s opera “1984” directed by Robert Lepage. He also worked as assistant director on Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall, and on two Olivier award-winning productions at the Royal National Theatre “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Anything Goes”, assisting Trevor Nunn. Stephen worked closely with Jonathan Kent on new productions of Puccini’s “Tosca” (Covent Garden), Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” (Glyndebourne), Strauss’ “Elektra” (Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) and was his Associate Director on the new West End musical, Legrand’s “Marguerite” at the Haymarket Theatre.

Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (Chicago Lyric Opera) 
Verdi’s “La traviata” (Singapore Lyric Opera)
Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (Bucharest National Opera)
Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” (Bucharest National Operetta, Oslo Opera House)
Puccini’s “Tosca” (Santa Fe)
Bizet’s “Carmen” (Opera Theatre Saint Louis)
Mozart’s “Idomeneo” with Peter Sellars (Glyndebourne Touring Opera)
Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” (Royal Acadamy of Music)
Dove’s “Flight” (Scottish Opera)
Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” (Grange Festival in Hampshire)

Opera Holland Park:
Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”
Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”
Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”
Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”
Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” 
Puccini’s “La bohème” 
Puccini’s “Tosca”
Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel” 
Dove’s “Flight” (nominated for the What’s On Stage Opera Event of 2015 Award)