(b London, 1946).
Eng. administrator. Worked as extra and stagehand at Glyndebourne while student at Sussex Univ. Ass. to mus. dir. Chicago SO 1974–6, art. administrator 1976–85. Gen. dir., ENO, 1985–93. Intendant, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1993–2006. Noted for encouragement of contemp. composers and innovative prods. CBE 1992. Knighted 2000.