New principal conductor at Glyndebourne

New principal conductor at Glyndebourne


norman lebrecht

November 06, 2018

Ben Glassberg, 24,was today appointed Principal Conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour.

He will conduct one production on each Glyndebourne Tour with a freelance orchestra for the next three years, starting with Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in 2019.

Ben, last year’s Besancon winner, is founder of the London Young Sinfonia.




  • Suzanne says:

    Congratulations Ben! Very exciting appointment.

  • Graeme says:

    Let’s hope you bring some Wagner to us provincial plebs (or at least some Strauss and Billy Budd).

    • Saxon Broken says:

      Er…you do know that, to keep costs down so “provincial plebs” like you can get ANY live opera at all, they pretty much have to perform pieces using a small orchestra and cast. They don’t even really perform Wagner during their summer season.