Opera Theatre Statement

Music Director Emeritus Stephen Lord has resigned from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, effective June 18th. Mr. Lord’s departure followed public allegations of past wrongdoing.

“We are shocked to learn of the serious allegations made against Mr. Lord. There is no place for harassment of any kind at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and we have strict policies in place for dealing with such matters,” said Andrew R. Jorgensen, General Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

“We have not received any complaints or reports of harassment against this company member at our organization, but we take any allegation of possible misconduct extremely seriously. We will be conducting a thorough and independent investigation into this matter.”