WE ARE VERY SAD TO HEAR THAT BERNARD HAITINK HAS DIED.

The acclaimed Dutch conductor was Glyndebourne’s Music Director from 1978-1988, and his work shaped the musical identity and legacy of the Festival.

‘We were incredibly fortunate to have Bernard here over a period of 22 years’ says Gus Christie, Glyndebourne’s Executive Chairman, ‘I particularly remember his wonderful interpretations of the Peter Hall Mozart operas in the 80s, a golden age in our history! As my dad said in 1988, his last year as Music Director here, “he was a man of total sincerity, formidable ability and prodigious achievement.”‘