Autumn news

Tomáš's symphonic November is marked by the music of Eastern Europe: Suk, Bartók, Martinů, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky. Moreover, Tomáš's new album with Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra featuring late works by Bohuslav Martinů became the Classical Albums of the Week on The Sunday Times.


Premiere of a new production of Mozart's The Secret Gardener

The first opera premiere of the new season at the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen is a production of Mozart's The Secret Gardener. This dramma giocoso, which Wolfgang Amadeus composed when he was only 18 years old, will be conducted by Tomáš. Ondřej Havelka, for whom this will be his debut in Essen, created the stage direction. Soprano Giulia Montanari will play…


Mahler Symphony No. 6

“Tomáš Netopil illuminates the tragic in life, in jubilation and tenderness. Nobody can accuse the conductor of too little, too much or even wrong expression… In this recording, Netopil’s interpretation is very reminiscent of the recording by Mariss Jansons and the London Symphony Orchestra....


Gustav Mahler Symphony No.9

“he knows how to steer an ensemble through the greatest of Mahler symphonies. The biggest challenges are the most impressively met....

Suk - Asrael1.2.2018

Suk - Asrael

Tomas Netopil understands the pace of Asrael and seizes the ample dramatic opportunities with relish. The orchestral detail, particularly from the woodwind, is impressive…there is much to enjoy... — BBC Music Magazine

New CD released!9.2.2017

New CD released!

Sunday Times "CD of the week"



As it is, this recording, made live in 2014 in Essen, is the first in around 30 years – and it’s very much worthwhile, thanks to a strong, idiomatic cast, conductor Tomáš Netopil’s sympathy with the score, and the Essen orchestra’s flowing, characterful performance.


Lohengrin, Aalto Theater Essen

Überhaupt das Orchester: Einen hohen Standard ist man von den Essener Philharmonikern schon immer gewohnt gewesen, aber die Leistung an diesem Abend war schlicht sensationell:



"Das Orchester spielte die wunderbare Musik Dvoraks mitreißend, das Schwelgen in slawischen Klängen war ein Genuss. Dazu trug Debütant Tomas Netopil wesentlich bei." (Online Merker)


New CD released!

In the wake of the highly acclaimed recording of Janáček’s symphonic works (Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba, etc., SU 4131; Orchestral Choice, Gramophone, August 2013), Tomáš Netopil and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra have focused on the composer’s vocal- instrumental pieces



"... der debütierende Tomas Netopil, der die Zügel souverän in der Hand hielt und einen in jeder Beziehung fabelhaften Mozart dirigierte.



"Tomas Netopil offers a precise and ingenious reading of the score." (Forum



A superb programme – and not only because it represents, in effect, a useful gathering of Janáček’s mature orchestral oeuvre. The substantially gifted Tomáš Netopil has the full measure of all four works….