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Anthony Legge


Anthony Legge has worked regularly with the principal British opera companies, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera Australia, many European opera companies and at Bayreuth, where he assisted on the Kupfer-Barenboim Ring Cycle for five years and a new production of Die Meistersinger. He was Head of Music at English National Opera for 14 years where he conducted performances of Dido and Aeneas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Lulu, and Alina.

He was Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, where he conducted the Magic Flute and Figaro, following on from Sir Colin Davis, and also The Rape of Lucretia and Rinaldo. He has been Music Advisor to Grange Park Opera. He was a judge on the Channel 4 “Operatunity” series.

He has spent the last eight years as Associate Music Director of Opera Australia in Sydney, where he conducted much of the operatic repertoire and coached many international singers. He is now freelance and working with Bayreuth, Covent Garden and the London orchestras.