Music director at Opera Theatre of St. Louis plans change

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Conductor Stephen Lord Credit: STL Today

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The longtime music director at Opera Theatre of St. Louis is making a change to emeritus status.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Stephen Lord will become music director emeritus at the end of the 2017 season, his 25th in the central leadership role of the theater. He will also become artistic director for the young artists programs, and will continue to lead main season productions as his schedule allows.

Lord, who is 66, says the changes have been in the works for some time. General director Timothy O’Leary says the company has no immediate plans to look for a new music director, but will be re-evaluating the structure between now and the 2017 season.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch