Ben Glassberg appointed principal conductor of Glyndebourne Tour

Ben Glassberg, Grand Prize of the 55th Besançon International Competition of Young Conductors in 2017, has been appointed principal conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour. He will conduct one production on each Glyndebourne Tour for the next three years. The first will be Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in 2019.

Graduated in music from the University of Cambridge (UK), Ben Glassberg studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music (London). Glassberg’s previous appearances at Glyndebourne include a performance of La clemenza di Tito and two performances of Madama Butterfly at the 2017 and 2018 Glyndebourne festivals. In 2016, he received the Glyndebourne Lefever Award, after having assisted Antonello Manacorda in Béatrice and Bénédict (Berlioz), also in Glyndebourne. He founded the London Young Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra of young musicians, in 2011.

The Glyndebourne Tour was launched in 1968 to make the Glyndebourne Festival accessible across British territory, while offering young singers the opportunity to perform on stage.

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