Glyndebourne has begun recruitment for a new Artistic Director who will be responsible for the company’s artistic vision and all creative output.
The Artistic Director will work alongside a Managing Director, responsible for the business and financial operations, both reporting to Executive Chairman, Gus Christie.
Gus Christie said: ‘Glyndebourne is in a strong position both artistically and financially. Turnover has more than doubled over the past 20 years - reaching a record high of £30.4 million in 2017 - and staffing has grown by 50%. This increasing scale of our operation has led to the decision to split the responsibilities previously undertaken by one General Director between these two new roles.
‘I’m delighted to announce that we have appointed Sarah Hopwood as our Managing Director. Sarah has been instrumental in driving the innovation and investment that has contributed to our success. I have every confidence this pairing will bring us both the stability and inspiration we need to maintain Glyndebourne’s place as a leader in the opera world.’
Glyndebourne is currently investing in its largest capital project since the construction of the new theatre. The new £6 million state-of-the-art Production Hub will house the costume, props and wig departments, and will help Glyndebourne maintain its high production values and ensure it can continue to attract the best creative staff.