English Opera North Announce New Music Director Appointment

Alexandar Markovic Opera North

English Leeds-based opera company, Opera North has today announced the appointment of Serbian-born Viennese conductor, Aleksandar Markovic as their new Music Director - effective from July 2016.

“When I first worked with Opera North it felt like love at first sight … ” the 40 year old has said, “… the company reach for the stars every single time they perform.”

A graduate of the Vienna University of Music, Aleksandar currently serves as Principal Conductor of the Tyrolean Opera House, in Innsbruck, Austria - and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Czech Republic.

He will replace Richard Farnes who has served the position since 2004.