Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


The RPO was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946, picking up its Royal title in 1966. Its music directors have included Antal Dorati, Andre Previn and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and currently Daniele Gatti. The core of the orchestra’s concert work is its London series at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican, though it performs regularly throughout the UK and undertakes world tours. Included in its varied recorded output are three discs for Opera Rara: Donizetti’s Gabriella di Vergy, Meyerbeer’s Il crociato in Egitto and Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe.