Lord Harewood played a crucial role in ENO’s history, firstly as Managing Director of Sadler’s Wells Opera, a position he held till 1985 during which time the company changed its name to English National Opera. He then became Chairman and remained as the company’s President till his death in July 2011. He catapulted ENO into the international league of opera companies throughout the 1970s and 80s and was an inspiring mentor to countless singers and directors.
We are delighted to be presenting a celebration of Lord Harewood’s life which will take place on 24 June at the London Coliseum. Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner and Paul Daniel will conduct. This exciting concert will feature the Harewood Artists plus star guest artists, many of whom began their careers at ENO. The performers and programme will be confirmed shortly and tickets will go on sale in early 2014. All proceeds from the event will help support our ENO Harewood Artists programme.