Ian Page is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera. He studied at York University and the Royal Academy of Music, and before setting up the company he worked for three years as assistant conductor at Glyndebourne.
With Classical Opera he has conducted numerous Mozart operas, including Le nozze di Figaro, the world premiere of the ‘original version’ of Mitridate, re di Ponto and his own completed version of Zaide, in addition to regular concerts with the company’s period-instrument orchestra.
He conducted and directed the company’s production of Così fan tutte, which was nominated for the 2006 Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, and devised the company’s recordings of ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ (Sony BMG) and ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’ (Wigmore Hall Live), both of which were selected for Gramophone magazine’s annual Critic’s Choice.
Ian made his Royal Opera debut in 2009, conducting Arne’s Artaxerxes in his own new performing edition, and subsequently made a studio recording of the work which was released in 2011 on Linn Records.