British conductor Jane Glover has been Music Director of Music of the Baroque since 2002. She made her professional debut at the Wexford Festival in 1975, conducting her own edition of Cavalli’s LʼEritrea. She joined Glyndebourne in 1979 and was music director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera from 1981 to 1985. She was artistic director of the London Mozart Players from 1984 to 1991 and has held principal conductorships of both the Huddersfield and the London choral societies. From 2009 to 2016 she was director of opera at the Royal Academy of Music where she is now the Felix Mendelssohn Visiting Professor.
Ms. Glover has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain, as well as orchestras in Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia. In recent seasons, she has appeared with the New York Philharmonic; Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; the Houston, Saint Louis, Sydney, Cincinnati, and Toronto symphony orchestras; the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s; the Belgrade Philharmonic; and Orchestre Nationale de Bordeaux et Aquitaine. She also works with the period-instrument orchestras Philharmonia Baroque and the Handel and Haydn Society. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2006.
In demand on the international opera stage, Ms. Glover has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Berlin State Opera, 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 in Madrid, and Teatro La Fenice. Known as a Mozart specialist, she has conducted all the Mozart operas across the world regularly since she first performed them at Glyndebourne in the 1980s. Her core operatic repertory also includes Monteverdi, Handel, and Britten.
Ms. 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, Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Singers. Recent releases include Handel’s Messiah (Signum) and Haydn’s masses (Naxos). Her books include Mozartʼs Women, published in 2005, and Handel in London, published in September 2018.
Ms. Glover studied at Saint Hugh’s College, Oxford, where after graduation she did her Doctor of Philosophy on seventeenth-century Venetian opera. She holds a personal professorship at the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, and the holder of several honorary degrees. Since 2015-16 she has been Visiting Professor of Opera at the University of Oxford. She was created a Commander of the British Empire in the 2003 New Year’s Honours.