After seven years at the helm at Garsington Opera, Anthony Whitworth-Jones will be retiring at the end of October. Iain Mackinnon, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “(he had) the foresight and energy to run the opera and take (it) forward.... Anthony’s conception of what the Garsington Opera festival could become came to fruition with the move to its new home at Wormsley". Mackinnonn is retiring at the same time, when Bernard Taylor will take over. But no replacement as yet for Whitworth-Jones who will be a very hard act to follow indeed. He was the top man at Glyndebourne,
which he joined in 1981. Before that he ran the London Sinfonietta. Expertise like that doesn't come easy.
Three opera this year : Vivaldi L'Olympiade, Mozart Don Giovanni and Offenbach La Perichole. More details HERE on the Garsington Opera site.