Opera director and producer
Opera director, conductor, vocal coach and producer. From 1981 to 1988 he was La Scala's Artistic Administrator, and in 1989 he served as Artistic Director of La Fenice in Venice. In 1994 he joined Deutsche Grammophon as its Executive Producer. From 1997 to 2006 he was Director of Music Administration for the Metropolitan Opera, and from 2006 to 2011 Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Welsh National Opera. For a number of years he served as jury chairman of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.