Sir Peter Moores – Announcement

March 29, 2016

It was with great sadness that we heard the news of Sir Peter Moores’ passing last week. Opera Rara’s long and close association with Sir Peter goes back to the early 1970’s when we took our very first steps as a company drawing attention to lesser known 19th-century Italian operas. He remained a loyal and generous supporter for the subsequent 40 years, enabling us to bring to light operatic masterpieces and enlist the best possible operatic talent to help us bring these works back to life. Thanks to his unwavering support, Opera Rara has been able to create and build an invaluable catalogue, which includes more than 60 recordings. Sir Mark Elder, Artistic Director of Opera Rara, paid tribute:

He was undoubtedly one of the most significant musical philanthropists of our time. Throughout his long life, he showed unstinting generosity in support of several crucial musical visions. In particular, his long support of Opera Rara allowed the company to develop and flourish when without his annual investment, it would have disappeared. He showed great faith in Opera Rara’s vision and we will do all we can to ensure that his outstanding legacy is built upon for future generations to enjoy.”

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