Ian Page (Conductor)
Born: 10th December 1963, England
Ian Page is a British conductor who is the founder and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists.
Page studied English literature at the University of York. He then studied piano and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has worked for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Royal Opera, Scottish Opera and English National Opera.
With Classical Opera he has conducted many Mozart operas – including the world premières of the ‘original’ version of Mitridate, re di Ponto and a new completion of Zaide – the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito and Telemann’s Orpheus, and the first new staging for 250 years of Johann Christian Bach’s Adriano in Siria.
In 2012 he embarked on a new complete cycle of Mozart opera recordings. Page also devised MOZART 250, Classical Opera’s twenty-seven year project in which a substantial part of the company's programme each season will explore the music that was being written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years previously.
Further Reading: Ian Page
The British conductor talks to Katherine about his 2010 recording of Thomas Arne's English-language opera seria about forbidden love and political skulduggery in Ancient Persia, re-released earlier this month on Signum.
The conductor talks to Katherine about his new recording exploring the music which the young composer is likely to have encountered on his visit to the city in the mid-1760s.