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Dutch-Maltese conductor Lawrence Renes is highly regarded in both the operatic and symphonic spheres, praised for his impeccable ability to balance orchestra and singers and for delivering performances of passion, nuance and style.

Renes opens the 2022/23 season with a return to Orchestre National de Lyon to conduct a programme of Dessner and Berlioz – reuniting with French Piano Duo Katia and Marielle Labèque. He goes on to Germany to debut with Oper Köln for Paul-Georg Dittrich’s production of Alexander Zemlinsky’s one-act opera Der Zwerg and Stravinsky’s ballet Petruschka which celebrates 100 years since the Opera’s world premiere which was also in Cologne. The rest of the season includes his debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and returns to the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Last season, debut performances included appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra as well as an Opera debut with the Finnish National Opera for Christof Loy’s production of Salome. Elsewhere, Renes performed with the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Swedish Chamber orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luzembourg, Malta Philharmonic and Residentie Orkest.

The biggest share of praise, however, is due to conductor Lawrence Renes… the results are overwhelming.

The Financial Times, January 2015

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