Toby Purser, conductor


Toby Purser’s combination of passion and intellect, structure and freedom, poetry and drama have earned him attention and praise from critics including:

The Times - ‘such musical energy’

The Telegraph - ‘galvanising’

WhatsOnStage - ‘scintillating precision’

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New Sussex Opera’s production of Stanford’s The Travelling Companion, conducted by Toby, has been nominated as 'Best Rediscovered Work' for the 2019 International Opera Awards.

Winner to be announced on April 29th!


February performances

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Alpha & Omega: Mahler 

  • Thursday, February 7th, 2019 7.30pm

  • Mahler’s first and last song cycles in Schoenberg’s orchestration for ensemble:

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen*, and Das Lied von Der Erde**

  • Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, Mayfair, London  (map)

Orion OrchestraPrincipals, with Julien van Mellaerts* (baritone)

Stephanie Marshall** (mezzo soprano) and Mark Milhofer**(tenor)

  • Tickets £30, £20, £10. Free tickets for Under-18s.

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Puccini: La Bohème

  • Saturday, Feb 23 - 26, 2019

  • Lyric Opera Dublin, Dublin

  • National Concert Hall (map)

  • Directed by Vivian Coates, with Marlena Devoe as Mimi,

    Rachel Croash as Musetta, and Aaron Cawley as Rodolfo.

  • Tickets €30 - €48