Glyndebourne gets a double-barrelled CEO

Glyndebourne gets a double-barrelled CEO


norman lebrecht

April 25, 2022

Just in:

Glyndebourne is delighted to announce that Richard Davidson-Houston will become Managing Director this autumn. Working alongside Artistic Director Stephen Langridge, Richard will lead Glyndebourne in continuing to achieve our mission to open all hearts and minds to opera.

Richard knows Glyndebourne well, serving as Director of Audience Development and Media for the last two years. 

Richard will succeed Sarah Hopwood who, as previously announced, is retiring from her executive role at Glyndebourne after 25 years at the end of October, when she will join the Board of Trustees.




  • Rustier spoon says:

    Does this mean he is expected to be “better or worse” than a ‘single barrelled’ CEO? Curious as to the significance…

  • Gary Freer says:

    perhaps they thought he was the best candidate?

  • VB says:

    Just hope he’s allowed to do things his way and Hopwood’s meddling from the Board is limited!