Leo Hussain, Conductor

Leo Hussain


British conductor Leo Hussain is Principal Guest Conductor of the Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, and now conducts many of the world’s top orchestras and opera houses.

He was formerly Music Director at Opéra de Rouen and Salzburg Landestheater and has established himself as a leading interpreter in his generation of Mozart, the Second Viennese School and 20th-century masterpieces.

Previously for ENO: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Career Highlights

Notable operatic engagements elsewhere include: Cimarosa’s L’Italiana in Londra (Oper Frankfurt); Die Tote Stadt, Wozzeck (Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse); Lakmé (Teatro Real); Salome, Thaïs, Lortzing Der Waffenschmied (Theater an der Wien); Carmen (Kungliga Operan); Enescu’s Oedipe, Die Zauberflöte (ROH); Capriccio (Santa Fe Opera); The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne); and engagements at La Monnaie, the Bavarian and Berlin State Operas, Gothenburg Opera, Norwegian National Opera and San Francisco Opera.

He has conducted orchestras throughout Europe and has appeared with the West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at the Tokyo Spring Festival.

He enjoys a strong relationship with the George Enescu Festival with recent concert performances of Wozzeck and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.

Last updated: 15th September 2022