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. Opera highlights have included performances by Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Joseph Calleja, Rolando Villazon and Angela Gheorghiu. And in ballet, Raymond has hosted visits from New York City Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Carlos Acosta, Sylvie Guillem, Bejart Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

During a two-decade long partnership with the Royal Albert Hall, Raymond has staged arena scale productions of La bohème, Tosca, Carmen, Aida and Madam Butterfly and overseen spectacular in-the-round productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, in partnership with English National Ballet.

Bringing classical music to a UK wide audience, Raymond’s hugely popular Christmas concerts have become annual tradition in recent years, with over 100 performances taking place each December at concert halls across the country, including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican.

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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