Dallas Opera Names New Guest Concertmaster and Conductor

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The Dallas Opera has today announced prominent British violinist Peter Manning as their Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the 2015/2016 season.

A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manning is a former Concermtaster of the London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – and since 1999 has served as Concertmaster of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

“In keeping with our mission to bring the world’s most talented artists and performers to North Texas, it is a special thrill to invite Mr. Manning to add his legendary talents as a concertmaster and conductor to the upcoming season,” Dallas Opera CEO, Keith Cerny has said.

Manning's conducting career includes work with the Royal Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Edsberg Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Soloists of The Royal Opera House.

His first performance as Concertmaster with the company will be in April's production of Puccini’s 'Tosca' - conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.