DAME JANE GLOVER
Acclaimed British conductor Jane Glover, named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 New Year’s Honours, is Music Director of Chicago’s Music of the Baroque. She returns to HGO after conducting the most recent production of The Elixir of Love (2016). Upcoming and recent-past engagements include returns to the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras and Houston Symphony, conducting Magic Flute with Metropolitan Opera, and debuts with the Chicago Symphony and Minnesota Opera (Albert Herring). Other engagements in recent seasons have included the BBC Proms, Washington National Opera conducting Gluck’s Alcina, the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, and Minnesota Orchestra. She conducted many productions at Royal Academy of Music where for many seasons she was Director of Opera and now is Felix Mendelssohn Visiting Professor; recently she was Visiting Professor of Opera at her alma mater, the University of Oxford. Glover’s many recordings feature repertoire of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Britten, and Walton with the London Mozart Players, London and Royal philharmonic orchestras, and the BBC Singers. Her book, Mozart’s Women, was published in 2005 and Handel in London in 2018. In 2020 she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gamechanger Award for her work in breaking new ground for other female conductors.