I met Chris briefly in 2018 when we were both watching the rehearsals of the Royal Opera House’s Ring Cycle, and I’m still struck by his effortless warmth and the kindness he radiated. 

On one day, he and I followed the music using a single score and it makes me smile to remember how clearly neither of us had any idea where in the score we were and to think what a sincere, joyful person he was.

My deepest condolences for the loss of this wonderful man.

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