Dame Jane Glover

Acclaimed British conductor Jane Glover, named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 New Year’s Honours, is Music Director of Chicago’s Music of the Baroque.  Past positions include Music Director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Artistic Director of the London Mozart Players, and Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music where she is now the Felix Mendelssohn Visiting Professor.  She was recently Visiting Professor of Opera at the University of Oxford, her alma mater.

Future and recent-past engagements include returns to the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, the Helsinki Philharmonic, Florence’s Maggio Musicale and Camerata Salzburg.  In opera recent productions include Magic Flute at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Houston Grand Opera and at the Aspen Music Festival, Xerxes with the Detroit Opera and Albert Herring at both the Minnesota Opera as well as Chicago Opera Theater.  In the current season she will lead productions of Don Giovanni with the Houston Grand Opera and Cincinnati Opera.  

Jane Glover’s discography includes a series of Mozart and Haydn symphonies with the London Mozart Players and recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Britten, and Walton with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Singers. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books Mozart’s Women, Handel in London and Mozart in Italy.  In 2020 she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gamechanger Award for her work in breaking new ground for other female conductors.  

Credit Jim Steere