Bramwell Tovey resigns

Bramwell Tovey resigns


norman lebrecht

October 09, 2020

The popular British conductor has stepped down as artistic director of Calgary Opera.

Tovey, 67, is undergoing a further round of cancer treatment.



  • christopher storey says:

    Let us send him all good wishes and hope that he gets better soon

  • Jason Lewis says:

    I hope he gets well very soon. I was fortunate to see him conduct at the Proms last year. It was a terrific concert.

  • drummerman says:

    He is also Artistic Advisor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

  • msc says:

    He is a good conductor and a good man — I wish him a full recovery.

  • Michael Turner (conductor) says:

    A really interesting and undervalued conductor, IMHO. Let’s hope that he comes through his cancer.

  • Brian Bell says:

    For his Boston Symphony debut, he did a semi-staged Porgy and Bess at Tanglewood on just 2 rehearsals. It was fabulous. A brilliant intellect, engaging conversationalist, and a wonderful personality. Fingers crossed for a full recovery!

  • NYMike says:

    Always fun to watch at NYP holiday concerts.

  • Hal Sacks says:

    We have enjoyed his recent Christmas concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, he is an audience favorite. A stout warrior in his current battle, we pray for successful treatment and his renewed good health.

  • Paul Norwood says:

    He is truly beloved here in LA for his many wonderful concerts over many summers at the Hollywood Bowl…a uniquely gifted and witty raconteur combined with superb musicianship …we have been rooting for him as a member of our civic family!

  • mary johnson says:

    I will add my prayers and good wishes to a dear friend who I have known since Romford Salvation Army. Take care.

  • iamamalted says:

    Lovely man, and real pro conductor. Very much enjoyed playing under him on several occasions. Get better soon.

  • Chris says:

    I have had the complete pleasure of playing under this Maestro several times. He is a true gentleman and is beloved by many, many orchestral musicians. I am sending him my most positive thoughts and wishes.

  • Alex Leach says:

    Sorry to hear he is ailing, I wish him good fortune. We really enjoyed a wonderful Elgar Second with the Melbourne SO a few years ago, as part of their Geelong series.