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"All praise to conductor Edmund Whitehead"

The Telegraph


"Edmund Whitehead conducts with great care and attention to detail"

The Guardian



“Edmund Whitehead, conductor, deserves much praise for this endeavour: not only a performance, but an education..” ​

Classical Source


Image by Andy Griffin


4th October 2020

Edmund will conduct Richard Jones' new production of HK Grüber's Frankenstein!! starring Allan Clayton as part of the Royal Opera House's 4/4 programme on 17th October at 7.30pm. This event will be with live audience and also streamed online. More information


24th June 2020

Edmund appears in two of the Royal Opera House's live-streamed concerts from the empty stage on 20th and 27th June at 7.30pm. Both concerts can be seen here live or on demand for 14 days.

11th March 2020

Edmund accompanied tenor Pavel Černoch on BBC Radio 3's In Tune to promote the Royal Opera's new production of Jenůfa. Listen again here for 28 days.

3rd March 2020

The Royal Opera House's Jette Parker programme has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for performances in Berenice, Death in Venice (for which Edmund was an Assistant Conductor) and Phaedra (which Edmund conducted). More information


"The talented young conductor Edmund Whitehead drew a high-definition interpretation from the performers and gave the whole enterprise a sense of direction" 

Opera News

"The Southbank Sinfonia were conducted superbly by Edmund Whitehead" Opera Online

"A perfect fit for this sometimes jazzy, sometimes filmic, always kaleidoscopic score, conductor Edmund Whitehead impressively spinning all these plates at once" Culture Whisper

"expert pacing and judgement of mood and classical style afforded by Edmund Whitehead’s conducting – the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House responding beautifully."

Classical Source

"Edmund Whitehead conducts a lucid, forceful account of the score" The Telegraph

"The scoring, its febrile, chameleonic intensity perfectly mastered by Edmund Whitehead" The Arts Desk

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