Previous Visiting Professors
The 2015-2016 holder of the University's Visiting Chair in Opera Studies was Jane Glover.
Jane Glover is Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, London and is Music Director of Chicago’s Music of the Baroque. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music.
Jane joined Glyndebourne in 1979, becoming Music Director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1981-1985) and Artistic Director of the London Mozart Players (1984-1991). Jane has performed with all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain, at the BBC Proms as well as with orchestras in Europe, the US, the Far East and Australasia.
The 2014-2015 holder of the University's Visiting Chair in Opera Studies was Graham Vick.
Graham Vick is the Artistic Director of the Birmingham Opera Company and works in the world’s major opera houses with the world’s leading conductors: Muti, Levine, Haitink, Gergiev, Runnicles Ozawa, Mehta.
He was Director of Productions at Scottish Opera (1984-1987) and at Glyndebourne (1994-2000). His many awards include Italy’s Premio Abbiati five times and Britain’s South Bank Show Award for Opera in both 1999 and 2002.