Peter Hemmings

(1934—2002) opera and orchestra administrator

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(b Enfield, 1934; d Piddlehinton, Dorset, 2002). Eng. administrator and singer. Repertory and planning man., SW Opera 1959–65, gen. man. New Opera Co. 1957–65; gen. administrator Scottish Opera 1962–77; dir. Australian Opera 1977–80. Man. dir. LSO 1981–4. Dir. Los Angeles Music Center Opera (which he helped to create) from 1984. OBE 1998.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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