George Christie

English opera manager Sir George Christie was born on 31 December 1934, the son of John Christie and singer Audrey Mildmay.

Christie succeeded his father as chairman of Glyndebourne Opera, running the opera house there for nearly forty years, bringing in new and vital sponsorship funds, and taking the decision to replace his father's outdated theatre with a newly built one, which opened in 1994.

He died on 7 May 2014, aged seventy-nine.