Ivor Bolton

(b. 1958)

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(b Blackrod, Lancs., 1958).

Eng. conductor. Studied at Clare Coll., Cambridge (1976–80), RCM (1980–1), and Nat. Opera Studio (1981–2). Founded St James Baroque Players (1984). Prin. cond. ETO (1990–2), GTO (1992–7), and Scottish CO (1994–6). CG début 1995 (world première of Goehr's Arianna). Salzburg Fest. début 2000 (Iphigénie en Tauride). Has worked closely with Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, since his début there 1994 (Giulio Cesare); Paris Opéra debut 1997 (Clemenza di Tito). Chief cond. Mozarteum Orch., Salzburg, from 2004.

Subjects: Music.

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