Lawrence Foster | Welsh National Opera

Lawrence Foster

Conductor Madam Butterfly 

Recent engagements: Hamlet (l’Opera de Marseille); Rusalka (Opera de Monte Carlo); The Fall of the House of Usher (WNO)

Forthcoming engagements: Don Carlo (l’Opera de Marseille)

Lawrence Foster was born in Los Angeles to Romanian parents. He is Music Director of l’Opera de Marseille and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, and Conductor Laureate of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. He is a champion of the music of Georg Enecu, and has served as Artistic Director of the Georg Enescu Festival. In 2003 he was decorated by the Romanian President for services to Romanian Music.