Lada Valešová is a British/Czech conductor who brings her extensive experience and years of an international career as a pianist and a vocal and language coach into her conducting, having performed in venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, BAM in New York, and at music festivals such as Prague Spring, Klarafestival in Brussels and Beijing International Music Festival.
In summer 2022 Lada opened a new season at Opera Holland Park conducting the new production of Eugene Onegin directed by Julia Burbach. In the same season she conducted the UK premiere of the opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović for the Waterperry Opera Festival, directed by Rebecca Meltzer. Previously she had made her London conducting debut with Young Artists’ performances of Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera Holland Park and conducted Eugene Onegin for Opera West Green Houise.
At the Royal Opera House Lada has assisted Oksana Lyniv on the acclaimed production of Tosca. Lada made her ROH debut as a Music Director in Ivo van Hove’s production of The Diary of One Who Disappeared, Janáček/Van Parys, which she toured internationally. Other past engagements include working as an Assistant Conductor to Sian Edwards on Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at Opera Holland Park, and at Scottish Opera as an Assistant Conductor to Stuart Stratford in Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared, (orchestral version).
Lada is one of six conductors selected internationally on the Royal Philharmonic Society Women Conductors 2022-2023 Programme in partnership with the Northern Sinfonia and Sage Gateshead. She has been mentored by Sian Edwards and Russian conductor Vladimir Ponkin. In her coaching capacity she has worked for majority of leading UK opera companies as well as for the Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Teatro Real Madrid, and others.
Lada has a long-standing teaching association with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is an Opera Role Coach at the Royal Academy of Music.