(Batavia, New York)
2015–16 Season: Conductor of Sweeney Todd
Making his San Francisco Opera debut in 2015, James Lowe conducts Sweeney Todd, which he recently led at Houston Grand Opera. Other recent career highlights include Oklahoma! with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas and Floyd’s Of Mice and Men for Utah Opera; Camelot at the Glimmerglass Festival; the world-premiere productions of Portman’s The Little Prince and Heggie’s The End o f the Affair at Houston Grand Opera, in addition to Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Die Entführung aus dem Serail for that company; and Adamo’s Little Women at Lyric Opera Cleveland in a production directed by the composer. Lowe served as the music director and conductor of the recent Broadway production of Anything Goes, which received the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, and was the musical supervisor for the national tour of that production. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the Anything Goes cast album, which he conducted and co-produced. His other work as a music director and conductor on Broadway includes a new production of Les Misérables as well as Gypsy starring Patti LuPone.