Half a century in the Covent Garden pitmain
Although very few British musicians work as long in orchestras as their American colleagues, we learn that Richard Peake, viola, has been a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House since 1969, as sub-principal for some 28 years. He continues at the age of 73 to play in the orchestra, completing 50 seasons in July.
The ROH timpanist Alan Taylor served 51 years at Covent Garden.
photo© ROH/Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014