Letters: David-Lloyd Jones obituary | Classical music

When Leeds city council was considering the desirability of an opera company, its commitment to the cash involved was far from unanimously enthusiastic. David Lloyd-Jones played a crucial role in persuading civic leaders and the wider public.

He was immensely personable and put himself about in meetings and conferences. He also ensured that groups of his singers and musicians went out, for instance, to working men’s clubs to put on extracts from the current productions. There was none of the unapproachable aura of the aloof conductor about David, and he was the ideal first musical director of the company that became Opera North.
Michael Meadowcroft

In 1985 Opera North mounted a production of Michael Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage, conducted by David Lloyd-Jones. At that point the…

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