Glyndebourne announces new Artistic Director

A strong advocate of contemporary music, he has directed several world
premieres, including productions for the Royal Opera House, Aldeburgh
Festival, Dutch National Touring Opera and Glyndebourne.

His work also includes productions of Otello for Salzburg
Festival, Parsifal for the Royal Opera House and La damnation de Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as several
productions at Gothenburg Opera.

A passionate believer in music education and talent development, throughout
his career Stephen has alternated between the leading operatic stages and
groundbreaking community projects. He is the son of the late tenor Philip

Stephen commented: ‘Underlying all my work is the belief that opera is a
natural and dynamic form of human expression, to which everybody should
have access, both as a participant and audience. I am thrilled to take up
this appointment as Artistic Director of Glyndebourne, and join the superb
team of talented and ambitious people making extraordinary and
transformational opera experiences.’

Gus Christie, Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne and acting Artistic
Director, said: ‘I am delighted that Stephen will be joining Glyndebourne
as our new Artistic Director – having worked here as a director back in the
1990s, he has a strong understanding of the company. From both his work as
a stage director all around the world and his experience running the
Gothenburg Opera house, I am confident that he will be a great fit for the
company and I am very much looking forward to having him co-leading
Glyndebourne in the coming years.’

Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne, said: ‘I am hugely looking
forward to creating Glyndebourne’s next chapter with Stephen. His vision of
what opera can represent for people today and how it can develop as an
artform excites me greatly.’

As Artistic Director, Stephen Langridge will join Sarah Hopwood, Managing
Director, who together will co-lead Glyndebourne and ensure it achieves the
highest artistic standards, whilst maintaining the financial independence
that enables it to be bold and innovative.

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