Remembering Steuart Bedford

We were all deeply saddened to hear that Steuart Bedford OBE (1939-2021) has died. Generous, kind and genius beyond measure, we had the privilege of working with him on many productions. We send our love and condolences to his family.

Steuart was a man of many talents, including embodying the spirit of each opera he worked on. Here, during a rehearsal break for 'La finta giardiniera' he tends the gardens on stage at Garsington Manor.

Steuart also loved to share his talent and knowledge, to the benefit of many. In 2015 we recorded his insights on Death in Venice having conducted the 1973 world premiere.