The Stage names Ian McKellen in its annual list of most powerful people in UK theatre.
Here’s the Slipped Disc list for music. It has fewer luvvies, more pen-pushers.
1 Darren Henley
The Arts Council’s chief exec is the loudest, most influential voice for the survival of orchestras.
2 Simon Rattle
Has half of London dancing to his beat
3 Sarah Connolly
The diva pack a big punch on social media
4 Antonio Pappano
Covent Garden’s ringmaster is the one who pulls in the big stars
5 Danielle De Niese
The Glyndebourne chatelaine is a person of note
6 Fergus Linehan
Has restored the Edinburgh Festival to primacy
7 Nick Kenyon
Rattle’s old pal who runs the Barbican is running out of puff now his new hall has bit the dust
8 Tony Hall
The BBC’s besieged boss
She’s resetting the tone for what a UK music director can do
10 Nicola Benedetti
The go-to person for music in education
🥳🤩So excited to announce the release of the hauntingly beautiful ‘Intermezzo’ from the opera Cavellaria Rusticana, by #Mascagni performed by the @benedetti_fdtn Orchestra. It will be available from tomorrow, 3 January on @deccaclassics 🎶💿Full video : https://t.co/Q6k74JPjIw pic.twitter.com/2ZA5tYLOqZ
— Nicola Benedetti (@NickyBenedetti) January 2, 2020