Raymond Gubbay CBE is an impresario who has been at the forefront of promoting and producing opera, ballet and classical music in London, across the UK and around the world for over 50 years.

Raymond Gubbay CBE is an impresario who has been at the forefront of promoting and producing opera, ballet and classical music in London, across the UK and around the world for over 50 years.


From humble beginnings in the mid-1960s, presenting concerts with just a handful of singers and a pianist, through to large-scale productions at the world’s largest concert halls, Raymond has introduced UK audiences to some of the most prestigious classical artists of our time. These include Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Joseph Calleja, Rolando Villazon, Yehudi Menuhin, James Galway, Henry Mancini, Victor Borge and Kiri te Kanawa; in dance, he has co-produced seasons by New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Carlos Acosta, Sylvie Guillem, Bejart Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. 


During a near thirty year partnership with the Royal Albert Hall, Raymond has staged arena scale productions of La bohème, Tosca, Carmen, Aida and Madam Butterfly plus Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, in partnership with English National Ballet. 


His hugely popular Christmas concerts have become annual tradition in recent years, although since he sold his company, the organisation of the Royal Albert Hall Christmas Festival has reverted back to the Hall. Having quickly decided that he did not relish retirement, he is now collaborating with West End producer, Edward Snape, on a joint venture and future plans include a three-week season by Barry Humphries with Meow Meow at the Barbican Theatre in July and a Christmas Season of Circus 1903 at the Royal Festival Hall. 

Throughout his career, Raymond has championed the integration of innovative technology and visual effects into his productions, the results of which can be seen in Classical Spectacular which has been enjoyed by more than two million people around the world since 1989.

Raymond is proud to be an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music, London. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

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