...But the driving force has been the conductor, Anthony Negus, for whom the epithet "the Reggie Goodall of our time" doesn’t seem too strong.
Richard Morrison - The Times
Anthony Negus is Music Director of Longborough Festival Opera and gained international authority as a conductor and coach of Wagner’s works. At Longborough he conducted the acclaimed Ring Cycle in 2013 and in 2015 Tristan und Isolde. In 2016 he returns to the Festival to conduct Tannhäuser.
Born in Buckingham, Anthony studied at the Royal College of Music, the London Opera Centre and Christ Church, Oxford. He was a member of the music staff in Wuppertal and Hamburg from 1970 to 1974 and musical assistant at Bayreuth 1972 to 1973.
Anthony was on the Music Staff of Welsh National Opera from 1976 until 2011 and conducted many operas for them. He has recently been appointed Music Director of Opra Cymru.
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Chandos CD released in January 2010: James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice, Live WNO / BBC broadcast recording conducted by Anthony Negus. Cast includes: Christopher Purves, Lisa Milne & Peter Hoare. www.chandos.net