George Christie (opera manager)

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Sir George Christie, CH (31 December 1934 – 7 May 2014) was a figure in UK classical music circles. Born in 1934,[1] he was the son of John Christie, whom he succeeded as chairman of Glyndebourne Opera.[2] His mother was singer Audrey Mildmay.[3]

Biography[edit]

Christie was knighted in 1984 and appointed a Companion of Honour in 2001. In 2013 he won a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the Opera Awards in London.[4]

His eldest son, Hector, was briefly in the news in 2012 when he joined the Occupy London movement and was arrested.[5]

Christie died at the age of 79 on 7 May 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sir George Christie". Court and Social. The Times. 31 Dec 2012. Retrieved 31 Dec 2013. 
  2. ^ BBC Radio 4: Desert Island Discs, 16 October 1994. Accessed 23 April 2013
  3. ^ "My opera debut: Sir George Christie", Gramophone, 11 December 2012. Accessed 23 April 2013
  4. ^ BBC News - Arts & Entertainment, 23 April 2013. Accessed 23 April 2013
  5. ^ "What drives Britain's poshest protester? Hector Christie gave up his inheritance on a toss of a coin to become a gloriously eccentric eco-warrior", Mail Online, 25 May 2012. Accessed 23 April 2013
  6. ^ "Sad news: Glyndebourne boss has died", on artsjournal.com, Accessed 7 May 2014

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