Jonathan Lyness

Music Director


Born in London, Jonathan read music at Bristol University and later studied conducting with George Hurst. He is Music Director of Mid Wales Opera, Ludlow Orchestra and Opera Project which he co-founded in 1993. He has conducted for many years at Longborough Festival Opera and West Green House Opera. For MWO: The Magic Flute, Semele, Eugene Onegin, Tosca, Dido and Aeneas, La bohèmeThe Marriage of Figaro, Macbeth and Hansel and Gretel. His many reduced orchestrations of operas are performed extensively worldwide, his arrangement of Walton’s The Bear is published by OUP (and was filmed by Opera Holland Park) and his arrangement of Montsalvatge’s El Gato con botas is published by Peermusic Classical, NY.

Help get Mid Wales Opera back on the road

Help get Mid Wales Opera back on the road

Only a few months ago we thought Mid Wales Opera was finished. Now, thanks to a funding lifeline from Powys County Council, we are within touching distance of having a sustainable plan to keep on producing live and local opera across Wales for at least three years.

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