UK opera chief steps down after 14 years

UK opera chief steps down after 14 years


norman lebrecht

May 24, 2018

Michael Rosewell will cease to be Music Director of English Touring Opera at the end of the year.

A former Abbado assistant in Vienna, he has been a fine leader of a vital cog in the UK opera scene.

He continues to be Director of Opera at the Royal College of Music.



  • Klaus says:

    Maestro Rosewell is one of the most underrated conductors in Europe. He raised the standards of the ETO to that of a truly world-class organization and has made the RCM Opera program a juggernaut that is the envy of Europe(and America). Not only that, he is also a wonderful conducting teacher.

    Bravo Maestro on as very successful tenure at the ETO! I wish you the best in your next chapter.