Anthony Besch

(1924—2002) opera director

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(b London, 1924; d London, 2002). Eng. opera producer for Glyndebourne, ENO, Scottish Opera, NY City Opera, S. Francisco Opera, and others. Head of opera studies, GSMD, 1986–9. Prod. f.p. of Birtwistle's Punch and Judy (1968) and Brit. première of Shostakovich's The Nose (London, SW, 1973).

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