Jakub Hrůša to conduct A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glyndebourne Festival 2016

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Kazushi Ono has withdrawn from the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream owing to illness.

Glyndebourne is pleased to announce that Jakub Hrůša – currently receiving critical acclaim at the 2016 Festival for Janáček‘s The Cunning Little Vixen – will conduct all but two performances of the production.

Born in the Czech Republic, Hrůša is Chief Conductor Designate of Bamberg Symphony, Permanent Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

A regular conductor at Glyndebourne since his Festival debut in 2008, and Music Director of Glyndebourne Tour from 2010 to 2012, his recent work includes a new production of The Makropulos Case for the Vienna State Opera, Rusalka for Opéra National de Paris, and Il trittico for Frankfurt Opera.

The remaining two performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (21 and 28 August) will be conducted by Jeremy Bines.

Bines is Glyndebourne’s Chorus Master and a former Chorus Master of the Royal Danish Opera, where he was Assistant Conductor on the Danish premiere of Rusalka. In 2012 he made his Glyndebourne Festival debut conducting a performance of La bohème for an indisposed Kirill Karabits. In 2015 he conducted performances of Luke Styles Macbeth at Glyndebourne and for the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre.