Hemmings, Peter (William)

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Hemmings, Peter (William) (b Enfield, 1934; d Piddlehinton, Dorset, 2002). Eng. administrator and singer. Repertory and planning man., SW Opera 1959–65, gen. man. New Opera Co. 1957–65; gen. administrator Scottish Opera 1962–77; dir. Australian Opera 1977–80. Man. dir. LSO 1981–4. Dir. Los Angeles Music Center Opera (which he helped to create) from 1984. OBE 1998.