TIMELINE

Peter Gellhorn & Margaret Bruce

1990

Coach and conductor at Royal College of Music's Opera School

1981-88

During the 1970s and 80s, Gellhorn works variously as a coach and teacher at the National Opera Studio, Dartington, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and others.

1970

Co-founder and conductor of Opera Barga in Italy

1967

Works with BBC Singers (renamed BBC Chorus under Gellhorn but reverted to BBC Singers in 1972). Retires at when 60 years old.

1961-72

Starts working at Glyndebourne as conductor and chorus master

1954

Assistant to Karl Rankl, Musical Director at Royal Opera House. (Rankl resigned in 1951 and was followed by a series of guest conductors). Gellhorn conducted at ROH and on tour.

1947-1953

Becomes conductor of the Carl Rosa Opera Company

1945

World War II ends

1945

Assistant conductor with Sadler's Wells Opera (then based in Burnley, Lancashire)

1941

Gellhorn classed as enemy alien. Sent to Mooragh internment camp, Ramsey, Isle of Man

1940-41

World War II declared

1939

Emigrates to Britain

1935

Completes studies in Berlin

1933

Moves to Berlin, Germany

1923

Born in Breslau, Germany

1912