In continual demand on the international opera stage, Ms Glover has appeared with numerous companies including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Berlin Staatsoper, Royal Danish Opera, Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Known chiefly as a Mozart specialist, she has conducted all the Mozart operas regularly, all over the world, since her initial performances of them in Glyndebourne in the 1980’s. Her core repertoire also includes Monteverdi, Handel and Britten, who indeed personally influenced and guided Jane Glover when she was 16, and to whose music she constantly returns. She also conducts Purcell, Gluck, Beethoven, Rossini, Donizetti, Humperdinck and Knussen. In addition she frequently collaborates with the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Ms Glover’s concert engagements similarly take her all over the world. She has performed with all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain, repeatedly at the BBC Proms, and in recent seasons she has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the St Louis Symphony, the Orchestra of St Luke’s (Carnegie Hall), the Sydney Symphony, the Philharmonia, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the London Mozart Players and the City of London Sinfonia, as well as the period orchestras the Philharmonia Baroque, and the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston. Her many recordings feature a series of Mozart and Haydn symphonies with the London Mozart Players, and other recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Britten and Walton with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Singers. Most recently she has released recordings of Haydn Masses for Naxos, and Handel’s Messiah for Signum.
Her book, Mozart’s Women, was published to great critical acclaim in September 2005. It was nominated for both the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Non-Fiction.
Recent highlights include the operas The Turn of the Screw (Bordeaux), Semele (Milwaukee), La Clemenza di Tito (Chicago), The Rape of Lucretia (Aspen), Giasone and Cosi fan tutte (RAM) and Jephtha (Bordeaux); the Creation (Montreal), and concerts with Music of the Baroque, the London Mozart Players, the Orchestre Nationale de Bordeaux et Aquitaine, the Ulster Orchestra, the Philharmonia Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Toronto Symphony, and the Orchestra of St Luke’s (at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York Future engagements include Don Giovanni (St Louis), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aspen), Gluck’s Armide (Juilliard), The Rape of Lucretia (Bordeaux), her return to the Proms, concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, and her debut at the Metropolitan Opera.
Jane Glover studied at the University of Oxford, where, after graduation, she did her D.Phil. on 17th-century Venetian opera. She holds honorary degrees from several other universities, has a personal Professorship at the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music. From 1990 to 1995 she served on the Board of Governors of the BBC. She was created a CBE in the 2003 New Year’s Honours.
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