Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate
Oliver-John Ruthven, Music Director of Hampstead Garden Opera since 2008, will conduct. He is a conductor, instrumentalist and singer who has worked with companies such as The Royal Ballet, The Monteverdi Choir, Hallé Youth Choir and Riverside Opera, and is a member of the English Baroque Soloists. He has led the company in an exciting and diverse range of repertoire spanning over 400 years, from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (1609) to Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (2011). Oliver-John is excited to be embarking on Albert Herring: ‘As a musical story-teller, Britten is a master, and this is typified in Herring. Characters are brought to life with incredible skill, making it a wonderfully engaging piece to work on’.