Biography

Orlando Jopling is Associate Conductor of English National Ballet. Alongside his work with this company, guest appearances include concerts and recordings with the English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva. He has worked as music staff, vocal coach and assistant to André Previn, Colin Davis and Douglas Boyd at Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, the LSO and others.

He co-founded Tête à Tête, commissioning and conducting over a dozen chamber operas, and Stanley Hall Opera, conducting Falstaff, Così fan tutte, Figaro, Don Pasquale and Cenerentola. He has also conducted Figaro for Savoy Opera, The Merry Widow for Carl Rosa, La Scala di Seta for Independent Opera, Albert Herring for British Youth Opera, Don Giovanni, Figaro and Idomeneo in Vienna with the Schönbrunn Orchestra, La Traviata, Don Carlos, Cav & Pag, The Pearlfishers, Paul Bunyan, A Streetcar named Desire and Don Giovanni.

Orlando is principal conductor and artistic advisor of the 145-year-old Royal Orchestral Society, and he is Artistic Director of the Roman River Festival in coastal Essex, conducting 3 concerts a year and working with Nika Goriç, Anthony Marwood, Mark Padmore, Alina Ibragimova, the Navarra Quartet, Nicola Benedetti, the Britten Sinfonia, the King’s Singers and Natalie Clein.

After reading music at Trinity College Cambridge, Orlando studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Colin Metters, with visiting classes by George Hurst, Colin Davis and Ilya Musin, and then studied to be a répétiteur at the National Opera Studio, where he won the first Leonard Hancock scholarship.

For ten years Orlando played as a tutti cellist with the LSO and Philharmonia, learning from Bernard Haitink, Simon Rattle, Mark Elder, Riccardo Muti, Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev and Esa-Pekka Salonen among others.



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