Henrietta Bredin

Henrietta Bredin is deputy editor of Opera magazine and is a writer, editor, producer and arts administrator. She has published numerous articles in The Spectator and The Lady, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, in theatre and opera programmes.

She is programme editor for Garsington Opera and Welsh National Opera. For Opera North she has compiled more than 100 programme books and she has also edited publications for English National Opera, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Barbican.

To accompany performances of Wagner's Ring cycle at The Royal Opera she curated a festival of associated events in collaboration with the British Library, the Southbank Sinfonia and the British Film Institute.

She has worked as a reader and researcher for BBC Television's Drama department, assessing and reporting on potential candidates for classic drama series, and is currently reading for Euston Films.

Work as a production co-ordinator has included collaborations with the Philharmonia and conductors Richard Hickox (Pilgrim's Progress) and Esa-Pekka Salonen (European tours of Wozzeck, Tristan und Isolde, Duke Bluebeard's Castle); the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski (Schnittke's Faust).

My Dearest Hedgehog and Monsieur Gounod and Mrs Weldon are narrated recitals which she devised and wrote for the Buxton Festival. The former, based on the relationship between composer Richard Strauss and his wife Pauline, has had further outings at Middle Temple Hall and, most recently, at Wolfson College, Oxford.