John Christie (Opera Manager)

John Christie (Opera Manager)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Christie, CH, MC (14 December 1882 - 4 July 1962) was an English landowner and producer. He was the founder of the Glyndebourne Opera House and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera at his home at Glyndebourne, near Lewes in Sussex in 1934. Born to a wealthy landed family in Eggesford, Devon, Christie was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, later spending seven years at Eton as a master. He served in the trenches in the First World War with the King's Royal Rifle Corps, despite partial blindness, was awarded the Military Cross, and reached the rank of Captain. Having been given the Glyndebourne Estate for his own use he began to develop local enterprises there from 1920 onwards. In 1931 he married the Canadian soprano Audrey Mildmay, and together they planned to build an opera theatre as an annex to the main house. This was completed in 1934 and the first season, which featured Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Fritz Busch was an immediate success.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134963828
  • 9786134963824