George Christie, Glyndebourne supremo (1934-2014)
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15 great musicians who died in 2014
9. George Christie, Glyndebourne supremo (1934-2014)
Christie was a visionary leader and a great champion of the arts in Britian. The son of the founders of Glyndebourne, Christie became chairman at the age of 23 and stayed in the position for more than 40 years, after hugely raising the profile of the opera house and its annual festival. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 International Opera Awards.