Jonathan Lyness

Music Director

Biography

Jonathan read music at Bristol University and later studied conducting with George Hurst. He is Music Director of Mid Wales Opera, Associate Artist of Longborough Festival Opera and Music Director of Opera Project, which he co-founded in 1993. Recent conducting work includes Tosca for OP, a Janáček cycle Jenufa, Katya Kabanová and The Cunning Little Vixen for LFO, Candide and Ariadne auf Naxos for West Green House Opera and The Magic Flute and Eugene Onegin for MWO. His many reduced orchestrations of operas are performed extensively across the world and his arrangement of Walton’s The Bear, performed by MWO last autumn, will be published by OUP.