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Julian Hope, 2nd Baron Glendevon

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Julian John Somerset Hope, 2nd Baron Glendevon 6 March 1950 – 29 September 2009 was a British opera producer and nobleman

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 References
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External links

Biography

Julian Hope was the elder son of Lord John Hope, later 1st Baron Glendevon and his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Maugham, who was previously married to Vincent Paravicini and was the only child of novelist W Somerset Maugham by his then mistress and later wife, Syrie Wellcome, daughter of the founder of Barnardo's His godfather was Anthony Eden 1897-1977 and his godmother was Mrs Paul Mellon 1910-2014 He had one sibling, Jonathan, and two half-siblings, Camilla and Nicholas Paravicini The latter's son is Derek Paravicini, the blind autistic savant and musical prodigy

He succeeded to his father's title in 1996

Lord Glendevon was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford He was resident producer at Welsh National Opera 1973-79 and associate producer at Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1974-81 His work was also seen at the Wexford Festival, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera and Paris

He also worked in film and television, supervising the musical scores for Princess Caraboo and Onegin

He never married, and on his death his title passed to his younger brother, Jonathan Hope

References

  1. ^ Samuel J Rogal 1997 A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia Greenwood Publishing Group p 95 Retrieved 3 July 2017 
  2. ^ a b c "Julian Hope Obituary; Opera director and grandson of Somerset Maugham brought about a revival of the writer's works" The Guardian - Online United Kingdom 4 November 2009 Retrieved 3 July 2017 

Sources

  • Debrett's People of Today 12th edn, London: Debrett's Peerage, 1999, p 742
  • Reports: Cardiff, The Musical Times, vol 117, no 1600 June 1976 Julian Hope's Welsh National Opera production of Il Trovatore
  • Reports: The Musical Times, vol 116, no 1590 August 1975 Julian Hope's production of Georg Philipp Telemann's opera Pimpinone at Caerphilly Castle
  • Julian Hope's IMDB record

External links

  • Lord Glendevon - Daily Telegraph obituary

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