Lord Harewood played a crucial role in ENO’s history, as Managing Director of Sadler’s Wells Opera from 1972, which became English National Opera in 1974, until 1985. He then became Chairman and remained as the company’s President until his death in July 2011. He catapulted ENO into the international league of opera companies and throughout the 1970s and 80s was an inspiring mentor to countless singers, conductors 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. Mark Elder, Edward Gardner and Paul Daniel will conduct. This exciting event 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. All proceeds from the event will help support our ENO Harewood Artists programme.