The former D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royston Nash, has died, aged 82.
A Southampton lad, his activity beyond the world of Gilbert and Sullivan involved the BBC Concert Orchestra and other London ensembles.
In 1980 he migrated to Cape Cod to conduct an orchestra of part-timers which he turned fully professional. He led the orch for 27 years to his retirement, counting a Dream of Gerontius among his greatest successes.
Our condolences to the Nash family.