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Dame Jane Glover: ‘The Genius of Mozart’

19 May 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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in conversation with Mark Eynon

Throughout her long and distinguished career as conductor, broadcaster, writer and academic, Jane Glover has been chiefly associated with Mozart. Join her this afternoon for a broadranging conversation with Festival Director Mark Eynon and discover why she is so passionate about Wolfgang Amadeus and why he remains for her the supreme musical genius of all time.

In 2021 Jane Glover was made Dame Commander of the British Empire before returning to USA where she conducted performances of Mozart’s Magic Flute at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. She has been Music of the Baroque’s music  director since 2002, and was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera from 1981 until 1985 and artistic director of the London Mozart Players from 1984 to 1991. From 2009 until 2016 she was Director of Opera at the Royal Academy
of Music, where she is now the Felix Mendelssohn Visiting Professor. She was recently Visiting Professor of Opera at the University of Oxford. Her discography includes a series of Mozart and Haydn symphonies. She is also the author of Mozart’s Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music (2005) and Handel in London: The Making of a Genius (2018).

Conductor / Performers

Dame Jane Glover
Mark Eynon


£6 optional afternoon tea

Sponsored by the Englefield Charitable Trust


Please note, some events throughout the festival will be filmed and photographed for promotional materials, this may include shots of the audience at times. If you do not wish to be included, please do let us know in advance of the performance.
Please note all programmes and events are subject to change and last-minute alternation subject to the latest Government Covid guidelines. 


Talk only
Optional Afternoon Tea
Date: 19 May 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event CategoryTalks & Spoken word
Venue Name: Shaw House
Address: Shaw House, Church Road
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2DR United Kingdom

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