Tomáš Hanus has extended his contract as music director of Welsh National Opera to 2026. The effervescent Czech is in demand and they’ve done well to hold onto him.
Hanus said: ‘Following a fantastic four years … I am delighted to be renewing my contract from 2021-2026. Being afforded the opportunity to remain with WNO for another five years allows me to continue to work towards my artistic vision for the Company. I am excited to see the development of the Company in the years to come and continue to perform opera and concerts of the highest standard with my esteemed colleagues.’
He does it better with the baton. The minder (below) is WNO’s General Director Aidan Lang.