Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy
The Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy is a French symphony orchestra based in the city of Nancy in the province of Lorraine. The orchestra consists of 66 musicians giving approximately 20 performances a year, mainly in the opera house and in the Salle Poirel, as well as other halls in Lorraine. It also accompanies all productions of the Opéra national de Lorraine.
The precursor ensemble was established in 1884 as a municipal orchestra, with guidance from Edouard Brunel, the director of the Conservatoire de Nancy, and gave its first concert on 27 June 1884. In 1889, the composer Joseph-Guy Ropartz, a successor to Brunel as director of the Conservatoire, and the director of the opera, Albert Carré, set up a season of symphonic concerts taking place in the Salle Poirel, built specifically for this purpose. In 1979, the orchestra became independent in 1979 and took its current name.
The current music director of the orchestra is Rani Calderon, effective with the 2015-2016 season. Calderon had previously served as principal guest conductor of the orchestra in the 2014-2015 season.
- Noël Lancien (1971–1979)
- Jérôme Kaltenbach (1979–1998)
- Sebastian Lang-Lessing (1999–2006)
- Paolo Olmi (2006–2010)
- Tito Muñoz (2011–2013)
- Rani Calderon (2015–present)