The WNO Orchestra is a permanent full time ensemble of 55 musicians. The Orchestra plays the music for each opera. Their work isn’t just confined to the pit however, the Orchestra regularly give concerts.
Their concert work includes three a year as part of Cardiff’s International Concert Series. They perform a varied range of music at these concerts programmed by Music Director, Lothar Koenigs. The music may be less familiar than the popular classics. However through their conviction and passion, the orchestra prove that it is no less beautiful or affecting. They believe in this music and want to share it with audiences.
The Orchestra have also given concerts across the UK and regularly perform at major international festivals and have even played for the BBC’s Strictly Coming Dancing stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag when they have performed their own show.