Rhinegold Annie Lydford will take up the post with NHO in the New Year

Melissa Bradshaw

Nevill Holt Opera announces new managing director

4:16, 28th November 2019

Nevill Holt Opera has announced the appointment of Annie Lydford to the role of managing director, beginning in January 2020.

Lydford will succeed current managing director Rosenna East. Described by NHO’s artistic director Nicholas Chalmers as ‘the most dedicated partner in our endeavours to promote Nevill Holt Opera as a venue for world-class opera’, East departs after a successful five years in the role in order to work on a new venture alongside John Wilson.

Currently director of Communications and Marketing at the Creative Industries Federation, Lydford’s previous experience also includes working as head of Communications at English National Opera.

‘We are delighted to welcome Annie Lydford as our new managing director,’ Chalmers comments. ‘Her energy and enthusiasm for our work is infectious and I know that she will help our mission to present the highest quality opera for our audiences, support the work of our award-winning education programmes and promote our young professional artists.’


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