About ENO Summer Gala
The ENO present a celebration of Lord Harewood’s life told through music, which will be conducted by Mark Elder, Edward Gardner and Paul Daniel. This exciting event will feature the Harewood Artists plus star guest artists, including John Tomlinson, Lesley Garrett and Christopher Purves. A rich and diverse programme will include music by Britten, Wagner and Verdi.
Lord Harewood (1923-2011) 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.
All proceeds from the event will help support the ENO Harewood Artists programme.