Royston Nash, English conductor, Died at 82


Royston Hulbert Nash was born on July 23, 1933, and died on April 4, 2016.

He was an English-born conductor

He was best known as a music director of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.

Royston Nash started as a conductor with the Royal Marines from 1957 to 1970.

Nash then joined D’Oyly Carte, becoming Music Director from 1971 to 1979.

At that time, Royston led the company during its centenary year in 1975 and issued a number of recordings, including the company’s only recordings of Utopia, Limited, The Grand Duke, and The Zoo, as well as recordings of some rarely heard Sullivan music.

Then, Royston moved to the United States, where he became musical director of the Nashua Symphony Orchestra and the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra until his retirement in 2007.

Nash also founded and conducted Symphony by the Sea.

Royston Nash passed away at 82 yrs old.