Londoner is new boss in Handel’s town

The town of Halle, Handel’s birthplace, has named Walter Sutcliffe as its next director of opera, starting summer 2021.

Sutcliffe, 43, is presently head of Northern Ireland Opera in Belfast.

London born, he went to Cambridge and has staged operas across Europe, including the Austrian premiere of Tippett’s The Knot Garden.

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