Hampstead Garden Opera announces that Howard Williams and Emma Kirkby DBE have kindly agreed to become co-Presidents of the company.
HGO chairman, Roger Sainsbury, said, “We are delighted to make this announcement. It is an honour for the company that two people of such high distinction associate themselves with our efforts to give opportunity and training to young singers, and to bring live opera to the people of north London.”
HGO stages two operas a year at Jacksons Lane. The November opera will be Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig. On 5 August, the company’s summer concert will be of excerpts from Dove’s operatic works, introduced by the composer – An Evening with Jonathan Dove.