Just in: Glyndebourne loses another chief

We hear that Nicholas Jenkins, Glyndebourne’s chorus master, has left after just one season.

No announcement has been made. The Gly website now names Matthew Fletcher as acting chorus master.

On a winter weekend, it is impossible to obtain comment or clarification from Glyndebourne.

Nicholas, who arrived from Dutch National Opera, is the second chief to depart abruptly, following the ouster of artistic director Sebastian F. Schwarz, which was likewise unexplained.

We hear that Nicholas left two weeks ago.

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  • The ironic thing was he was actually rejected after the first interview then brought back in as a replacement when another candidate dropped out. He then did well at the second stage audition and got the job but it goes to show how all over the place their recruiting can be.

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