Alexander Faris

Northern Irish-born educated in Belfast and at Oxford and the Royal College of Music. Later as a Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund of the U.S.A., he studied composition in New York with Bernard Wagenaar. he composed the music for many films including “Georgy Girl”. “The Quare Fellow” 1962, “He Who Rides A Tiger”, and “Rowlandson’s England”. In 1949 he began conducting with the Carl Rosa Opera Company and he was guest conductor with the Royal Ballet from 1960–67 and regular conductor with Sadler’s Wells Opera between 1960–69. He was the musical director to many West End shows including “Candide”, “Irma La Douce”, “Robert And Elizabeth” and “The Young Visiters”. He frequently conducted B.B.C. Broadcasts.

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