Sir Mark Elder Principal Artist

Sir Mark Elder has been Music Director of Manchester's historic Hallé orchestra since 2000. He also has a longstanding relationship with us, first performing with us back in 1992.

In recent years, our collaborations with Sir Mark Elder have focused on performances and recordings of rarely-performed operas that deserve to be heard, in collaboration with Opera Rara. These have included Offenbach’s Fantasio, Donizetti’s Les Martyrs (2014), and Rossini’s Semiramide (2017). He also conducted our 30th birthday concert in 2016, a performance of Weber’s fantastical opera Der Freischütz at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

Watch the video above to hear Sir Mark and soprano Joyce El-Khoury talking about our 2014 performance of Donizetti’s Les Martyrs with Opera Rara.