Covent Garden has a new chairman, again

Covent Garden has a new chairman, again


norman lebrecht

June 23, 2022

The Government has approved the appointment of Sir Lloyd Dorfman as Chair of the Royal Opera House Board of Trustees, starting now. The ROH has been through four or five chairmen in the past decade.

Dorfman, 69, a foreign exchange trader, was an inspirational chair of the National Theatre where he slashed ticket prices for young attenders.

He said today: ‘I am delighted to accept this position as Chair of one of the world’s best-loved and most-visited theatres in the heart of London’s West End. As a passionate and long-standing supporter of the arts, I look forward to continuing the fantastic work of my predecessors, ensuring that the Royal Opera House continues to engage with new and diverse audiences in its beautiful Covent Garden home, in cinemas up and down the UK, through new digital channels, or through any one of its dedicated learning and participation programmes that have seen dance and singing embedded in schools the length and breadth of the country.’


  • James Minch says:

    Nothing about quality…

  • 18mebrumaire says:

    The institution and its governance is totally irrelevant to 99 per cent of the population; to UK tax payers, however . . .