The WNO Orchestra was formed in 1970. Since then, it has established itself as one of the finest orchestras in the UK, highly praised for its distinction in wide ranging operatic repertoire, as well as for its extremely varied concert work and portfolio of recordings.
Resident at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff the Orchestra is one of two permanent, full-time ensembles at the heart of the Company, alongside the WNO Chorus. Tomáš Hanus joined the Company as Music Director in August 2016, making his debut in this role conducting Mahler’s Symphony No 2 at St David’s Hall on 20 October 2016.
On the concert platform, the Orchestra is regularly active at many high profile concert and festival engagements, covering an extremely wide range of styles from large symphonic works through to lighter orchestral and popular music, together with a regular portfolio of family concerts and chamber music engagements.
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