Finance director steps up to sing Don José

Finance director steps up to sing Don José


norman lebrecht

August 12, 2015

Michael Bracegirdle wasted his youth restructuring businesses in the City of London. ‘I really did enjoy my job,’ he tells City A.M., ‘but was having some issues in my personal life and seeing life fly by me.’

‘In 2003 I helped out a school friend with a choral concert, then I applied for a post-grad at the Royal Northern College of Music. I left my finance career and never looked back.

‘It was the fear of taking the step that was much harder than the transition itself… Life in the finance world wasn’t doing my health any good, but now I feel 10 years younger!’

He’s appearing for the next two weeks in a Soho production of Carmen.

Mike Bracegirdle left finance