Lydford takes charge at Nevill Holt Opera

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Annie Lydford has been announced as the new managing director of Nevill Holt Opera, replacing Rosenna East.

Lydford is currently the director of communications for the Creative Industries Federation, and previously was media chief at English National Opera. She starts in January.

This year the Leicestershire opera company, based in the hamlet of Nevill Holt near Market Harborough and dedicated to bringing world-class opera to the East Midlands, won the RIBA Stirling Prize people’s vote for its new 400-seat  theatre which opened last year.

“We are delighted to welcome Annie Lydford as our new Managing Director” said artistic director Nicholas Chalmers. “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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