Bampton Classical Opera has worked with a number of conductors, some of whom are described below. We do not have a permanent music director.

2015 season


Paul Wingfield studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and the National Opera Studio. He was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House from 2012-14. During his time at ROH he conducted productions in the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage, as well as numerous concerts. He was also assistant conductor on Carmen, Gloriana and Die Zauberflöte and joined the music staff for many other productions. Since leaving, he has been invited back to join the music staff for La Bohème and as assistant conductor for Onegin (Royal Ballet). Paul now works regularly as a conductor and has performed with, amongst others, the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, Iford Arts, Bampton Classical Opera, The Opera Group and Mid-Wales Opera. He founded the Orchestra of the Royal Borough in 2002, conducting both symphonic repertory and performances of Ariadne auf Naxos and Hänsel und Gretel, the latter supported by ENO. Recent engagements include conductor, Carmen (Mid Wales Opera, Young Artists Programme) and music staff, The Ice Break (Birmingham Opera Group). He joins the music staff at Opera North in the autumn, where he shall play continuo for Così fan tutte.

Past seasons

Benjamin Bayl
Thomas Blunt
Alexander Briger
Christopher Bucknall
Matthew Coorey
Christian Curnyn
Richard Dickins
Tecwyn Evans
Alice Farnham
Gilly French
Edward Gardner
Andrew Griffiths

Matthew Halls
Murray Hipkin
Guy Hopkins
Paul Hoskins
Jason Lai
Robin Newton
David Owen Norris
Simon Over
Julian Perkins
Toby Purser
Gregory Rose

Alexander Walker