Menu

Tomáš – WNO and War & Peace

"This staging of Prokofiev's propaganda epic is as awe-inspiring as the spire of Salisbury Cathedral.... ….Russian epics suit Welsh National Opera, with its full bodied chorus and orchestra... ...WNO's new music director, Tomáš Hanus...keeps his massive forces together and ensures the voices are heard.." The Times - War & Peace at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tomáš’s autumn 2018

Tomáš has had a busy start to the 2018/19 season which two productions with Welsh National Opera, Prokofiev’s War and Peace directed by David Pountney, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Performances started in Cardiff before heading out of tour. Both productions have been extremely well received, especially War and Peace. Tomas is now in Munich at […]

Tomáš steps in to conduct the Deutsche Symphony Orchester in Berlin.

In June, Tomás stepped  in for a cancellation at the Deutsche Symphony Orchester, in Berlin with cellist Alisa Weilerstein. The programme featured Dvorak Othello Concert Overture, Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 and Janacek Sinfonietta. You can listen back to the concert here.

Wiener Staatsoper Debut Success

Last month Tomas Hanus made his much-awaited debut at the Vienna Staatsoper with performances of Dvorak’s Rusalka “The discovery of the evening was the conductor Tomáš Hanus, who celebrated a successful state opera debut. The current music director of the Welsh National Opera, who has frequently appeared at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in […]

Khovanshchina and From the House of the Dead

Last month, Tomáš joined Welsh National Opera for their opening night of Khovanshchina at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The production, directed by David Pountney, has already received many reviews with high praise. “WNO’s music director Tomáš Hanus revelled in the opportunities this colourful score afforded him for mood and emphasis, and his orchestra responded with […]

‘Der Rosenkavalier’ opening night with WNO

On Sunday, Tomáš Hanus conducted Welsh National Opera's opening night of Der Rosenkavalier at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. “Highly wrought and allusive, ostentatiously sophisticated and brilliant, the score presents a huge challenge that WNO’s new Music Director Tomás Hanus meets with remarkable flair and confidence.  He and his terrific orchestra don’t miss a trick [...]

Tomáš Hanus begins his 16/17 season…

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 […]

About Tomáš

Tomáš’ current season with the Bayerische Staatsoper includes revivals of Rusalka, Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel and in 2015 he will conduct a new production of The Makropulos Case. In 2013, he conducted a symphonic concert with the orchestra as part of their prestigious ‘Akademie’ series.