Message from Michigan:
Michigan Opera Theatre announced today that its Principal Conductor Stephen Lord has resigned from the company, effective immediately. MOT accepted the resignation following public allegations of Lord’s past behavior, which do not align with the Company’s values and standards.
Stephen has had a long and successful relationship with Michigan Opera Theatre, and we appreciate his artistic leadership, especially in his last three years as Principal Conductor,” said MOT President and CEO Wayne S. Brown.
MOT’s 2019-20 season begins in Oct. 12 at the Detroit Opera House.
Opera Theatre of St Louis has also severed ties with Lord.
UPDATE: Lord denies harrassment.