(b London, 1898; d London, 1988). Eng. actor, author, translator, and comp. but best known as opera producer. Prod. first stage perf. of Handel's Semele, Cambridge 1925. Also Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale (Cambridge, 1928), Honegger's King David (Cambridge, 1929), Purcell's Fairy Queen (1931), and Vaughan Williams's The Pilgrim's Progress (Cambridge 1954). Many prods. for SW Opera. Radio prods. of The Rake's Progress and Benjamin's Tale of Two Cities. Eng. trans. of L'Enfant et les sortilèges and Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher. OBE 1978.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.