Tomáš Hanus is Music Director of the Welsh National Opera, a position he has held since 2016/17. As well as conducting symphonic concerts this season with the WNO orchestra at St David’s Hall, Tomáš will conduct »Carmen«, »The Cunning Little Vixen«, a new production of »Bluebeard’s Castle» and »The Nightingale«. Previous seasons with Welsh National Opera have included productions of »Die Fledermaus«, »Der Rosenkavalier«, »Khovanshchina« and a performance of the »House of the Dead« in his home town of Brno at the Janáček-Festival where he was presented with a Leoš Janáček memorial medal as recognition as an outstanding performer promoting Janáček’s music. In the 2019/20 season, Tomáš returned to the Vienna Staatsoper with »Hänsel und Gretel« and »Rusalka« after a recent triumphant debut. Operatically, last season Tomáš returned to the Opera National de Paris for Tchaikovsky’s »Iolanta« and has recently conducted new productions and revival performances at the Dresden Staatskappelle, the Danish National Opera and Teatro Real Madrid. Having assisted Jiri Belohlavek in 2003 at the Finnish National Opera with a new production of »Katya Kabanová« he was invited to conduct the revival in 2005 and to make his debut at the Paris Opera in 2007 with Leoš Janáček’s »Věc Makropulos« directed by Krzystztof Warlikovwski. Tomáš returned to Paris Opera in 2009 for the revival of this hugely successful production. Since making his debut in 2001 with the National Theatre Prague and a production of Bedřich Smetana’s »Devil’s Wall« he has worked regularly in the house and most recently conducted performances of »Věc Makropulos« directed by Christopher Alden. From 2007/08 to 2009 Tomas was Music Director of the National Theatre Brno, Janáček Opera House.