Jane Glover

Jane Glover

“The invigorating fizz that Jane Glover has brought to Music of the Baroque since arriving as music director in 2002 shows little sign of abating.”

Chicago Sun-Times

Acclaimed British conductor Jane Glover has been Music of the Baroque’s music director since 2002. She made her professional debut at the Wexford Festival in 1975, conducting her own edition of Cavalli’s L’Eritrea. She joined Glyndebourne in 1979 and was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera from 1981 until 1985. She was artistic director of the London Mozart Players from 1984 to 1991 and has also held principal conductorships of both the Huddersfield and the London Choral Societies. From 2009 until 2016, she was director of opera at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is now the Felix Mendelssohn Visiting Professor.

Jane Glover has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain, as well as orchestras in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia. In recent seasons she has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco, Houston, St. Louis, Sydney, Cincinnati, and Toronto symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Belgrade Philharmonic, and Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.

In demand on the international opera stage, Jane Glover has appeared with numerous companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Glyndebourne, the Berlin Staatsoper, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opera Australia, Chicago Opera Theater, Opéra National du Rhin, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Luminato, Teatro Real, and Teatro La Fenice. Known as a Mozart specialist, she has conducted all the Mozart operas all over the world regularly since she first performed them at Glyndebourne in the 1980s. Her core operatic repertoire also includes Monteverdi, Handel, and Britten. Highlights of recent seasons include The Magic Flute with the Metropolitan Opera, The Turn of the Screw and Lucio Silla in Bordeaux, The Rape of Lucretia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, L’incoronazione di Poppea, La clemenza di Tito, and Così fan tutte at the Aspen Music Festival, L’elisir d’amore for Houston Grand Opera, Gluck’s Armide and Iphigenie en Aulide with Met Young Artists and Juilliard, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Eugene Onegin, The Rake’s Progress, The Marriage of Figaro, L’incoronazione di Poppea, and the world premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen! at the Royal Academy of Music.

Current and future engagements include Alcina for Washington Opera, Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella (U. S. premiere) for San Jose Opera, and (with Fiona Shaw) Medea in Omaha and concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Jane Glover’s discography includes a series of Mozart and Haydn symphonies with the London Mozart Players and recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Britten, and Walton with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Singers. Recent releases include Handel’s Messiah (Signum) and Haydn Masses (Naxos). Her critically acclaimed book Mozart’s Women is published in the U. S. by HarperCollins, and Handel in London will appear in 2018.

Read more about Jane Glover in Early Music America.