Conductor Sweeney Todd (23 & 24 Oct, 20 & 21 Nov & matinees 26 & 28 Nov)
Previously for Welsh National Opera: Carmen, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosí fan tutte. Recent engagements: The Magic Flute for ETO; Die Fledermaus at Opéra de Baugé. Forthcoming engagements: A Christmas Carol and The Barber of Seville (both for WNO); Assistant conductor to Lothar Koenigs for Moses und Aron (Teatro Real Madrid). Conductor and pianist James Southall read music and was organ scholar at Queens' College Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music with Roger Vignoles and John Blakely. In 2008 he joined WNO as a repetiteur and has studied conducting with Jorma Panula and Yan Pascal Tortelier.