Obituary: Conductor Andrew Greenwood Dies

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Athole Still Artists official website)

Conductor Andrew Greenwood has died.

Greenwood was born in Yorkshire. He graduated from Clare College, Cambridge. He went on to join the music staff at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden from 1977 until 1984. He then became a Chorus Master at the Welsh Opera until 1990. He served as Artistic Director of the Buxton Festival from 2006 to 2011.

Greenwood conducted such operas as Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” and “Don Giovanni,”  Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” and “Roberto Deveraux,” Ambroise Thomas’ “Mignon,” Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” Verdi’s “Luisa Miller,” and Cherubini’s “Medea,” among others.

Andrew Greenwood was also the First Conductor at the Oper Köln and Music Director of English Touring Opera. Throughout his career, Greenwood conducted many symphony orchestras in the United Kingdom, including the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Ulster Orchestra, among others.