Richard Farnes

(b. 1964)

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(b Cuckfield, Sussex, 1964).

Eng. conductor. Studied at Eton Coll. (1977–82), King's Coll., Cambridge (1983–6), RAM and GSMD (1987–90), Nat. Opera Studio (1993). Kbd. player in Eur. Youth Orch. (1998). On mus. staff at Glyndebourne and Bath Fests. (1992–8). ETO (1992–5). Founded chamber group Equinox 1992. New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv, 1994 (Nabucco). Opera North début 1994 (Gloriana). Cond. world première of David Horne's Friend of the People, Scottish Opera 1999; Glyndebourne 1997 (Makropoulos Case); CG 2002 (Simon Boccanegra); mus. dir. Opera North and prin. cond. of the Orchestra of Opera North from 2004.

Subjects: Music.

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