Besch, Anthony (John Elwyn)

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Besch, Anthony (John Elwyn) (b London, 1924; d London, 2002). Eng. opera producer for Glyndebourne, ENO, Scottish Opera, NY City Opera, S. Francisco Opera, and others. Head of opera studies, GSMD, 1986–9. Prod. f.p. of Birtwistle's Punch and Judy (Aldeburgh Fest., 1968) and Brit. première of Shostakovich's The Nose (London, SW, 1973).

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