(b Paris, 1852; d Folkestone, 1896).
Eng. impresario. Son of CG stage‐manager. Ass. manager to Mapleson. Manager, Drury Lane, 1879–94, managing Carl Rosa opera seasons there 1883–7. Formed opera co. 1887, engaging de Reszke, Maurel, Melba, etc. Manager, CG from 1888, achieving brilliant success, paying careful attention to production details. Introduced opera in its orig. language to CG and was sturdy champion of Wagner's operas, presenting Ring cycles at CG 1892, cond. Mahler. Knighted 1891.