Anthony Negus


Die Walküre has dominated Anthony’s year: at Longborough in June 2021, ENO December 7, 2021, for Melbourne Opera in February 2022, all critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received. The association with Melbourne Opera began in 2018 with Tristan und Isolde (Green Room Award for Best Conductor), followed by Der fliegende Holländer, Fidelio and Das Rheingold

Over many years at Longborough, he has established himself as a highly perceptive and sensitive conductor of Wagner, exemplified by the highly acclaimed Ring cycles in 2013, Tannhäuser (2016), Tristan und Isolde, Der fliegende Hollander, also The Magic Flute, and Ariadne auf Naxos. In 2017 The London Wagner Society presented him with the Reginald Goodall Award for his devotion to the works of Richard Wagner.

Guest appearances: Lübeck for Parsifal and Holländer, Glyndebourne for a performance of Die Meistersinger, Wellington Festival Parsifal. Particular highlights of his 35 years with Welsh National Opera were Tristan, The Valkyrie with Goodall, Pelleas with Pierre Boulez, and conducting Parsifal. He has conducted more than 150 performances of a wide repertoire for WNO, especially Mozart.

He read music at Christ Church Oxford, and gained opera conducting experience at the Else Mayer-Lismann Opera Workshop and the London Opera Centre. He studied conducting with Franco Ferrara in Sienna, and with George Hurst in the UK, and made his conducting debut in Wuppertal with d’Albert’s Tiefland, and he worked at Bayreuth and Hamburg.

Future Projects: Grange Park Opera, Der fliegende Hollander with Sir Bryn Terfel, Rachel Nicholls, July 2022. For Melbourne Opera: Siegfried September 2022, Ring cycle March – April 2023. For Longborough Festival Opera, Götterdämmerung June 2023, Ring cycle June 2024.