Tomáš Hanus made his WNO operatic debut in May 2017 with Die Fledermaus, also conducting Der Rosenkavalier during our Summer Season 2017.
After he joined WNO in August 2016, Cardiff audiences first got to know Tomáš in October when his conducting of the WNO Orchestra, Chorus and Community Chorus in Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony received a five-star review in The Guardian, describing it as a “...fiery and fabulous tribute to Mahler”. This was followed by a second appearance in the International Concert Series in March 2017 where he again impressed audiences and critics alike with a programme of Mozart, Dvořák and Suk.
Tomáš returned to WNO in Autumn 2017 where his conducting of Khovanshchina and From the House of the Dead won him further acclaim and introduced him to WNO audiences across the country. He returns for our 2018/2019 opera Season, details of which will be announced in February. Concert audiences have also experienced more of Tomáš as he brought Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony to St David’s Hall in 2017, as part of our Russian Revolution season, and a recent International Concert Series, in January 2018, saw over 1,400 people enjoy a programme of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Dvořák. There’s one more chance to see Tomáš this year – at our final ICS concert in April. Click here for more information.
Tomáš also works on a number of other projects, which last summer included his appearances at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. He and the WNO Orchestra will visit Llandudno, with a concert at Venue Cymru in May.
Born in Brno in the Czech Republic, he is recognised as one of their most exciting and important conductors.
Upcoming ICS concerts Tomáš is conducting:
The role of WNO Music Director is supported by Marian & Gordon Pell