16 June 2012 at 9.05am | 5 Comments
Director David McVicar has been knighted and both choirmaster Gareth Malone and former ROH Director of Opera Elaine Padmore made OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Gareth is currently working on Hot House, a community project which will result in a main stage performance and formation of a new national company. Following the success of the Military Wives choir - which he coached to number one position in the album charts - Gareth recently performed at the Queen's jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.
Michael Berkeley, chairman of the Governors of The Royal Ballet, receives a CBE and former Director of Opera Elaine Padmore is made an OBE. Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevett (AKA Ballet Boyz) receive CBEs, as does Brenda Last.
Others honoured include Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet, Edward Gardner and Gary Barlow.