The Orchestra accompanies The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet on the Main Stage under the music direction of Antonio Pappano (The Royal Opera) and Koen Kessels (The Royal Ballet).
The Orchestra is renowned worldwide for its outstanding musicians, and the distinguished roster of international conductors with whom it has played. In 2019 they won ‘Opera Orchestra of the Year’ in the International Opera Awards. They have also toured with The Royal Opera to Japan and performed at venues including Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Cadogan Hall and the Vienna Konzerthaus
The Orchestra accompanies performances that are streamed all over the world, including through cinema screenings and broadcasts. They appear on many CDs and DVDs including Pappano’s acclaimed studio recording of Tristan und Isolde with Plácido Domingo and Nina Stemme.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House was founded in 1946 when the Royal Opera House reopened after World War II.
Andrea De Flammineis
Head of Orchestra Administration
Assistant Orchestra Managers
Orchestra Administration and Project Coordinator
Orchestra Production Manager
Orchestra Operations Manager
Assistant Orchestra Operations Managers
Music Library Managers
Music Librarian/Music Library Assistant
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