Last month, Tomáš Hanus conducted the Welsh National Opera for the first time, as Music Director of Welsh National Opera. The performance of Mahler’s second Symphony was described as a ‘fiery and fabulous tribute to Mahler’.
“There was indeed chemistry between Hanus and his forces, and it could hardly have augured better. The conductor combined dramatic intensity with moments of great tenderness, suggesting an instinctive feel for Mahler, who was one of the great opera conductors of his time… Hanus used the acoustics of St David’s Hall to stunning effect throughout and, in the momentous orchestral coda, set the seal on a memorable night.” – The Guardian
Later this week, Hanus conducts the MDR Sinfonieorchester and MDR Rundfunkchor in a performance of Dvořák Requiem. More details of the concert here.