Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (OPRL)

Founded in 1960, the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (OPRL) is recognized for its strong identity in the European musical world, linked to its distinctive artistic and geographical position at the crossroads of the Germanic and Romance spheres, reflecting the age-old history of Liège.


    The Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra combines the density of Germanic orchestras with the transparency of their French counterparts. Over more than half a century, the OPRL has shown its openness to different repertoires and has developed a reputation, in particular, for its performances of French music and of contemporary works.

    The OPRL has recorded extensively to widespread international acclaim. It tours regularly: since 1999 it has undertaken nine tours which have taken it to, for example, Spain, South America, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The OPRL currently gives more than 80 concerts a year, of which half take place in Liège. Since 2000 it has also run the Salle Philharmonique in Liège and expanded the range of concerts there to include baroque music, world music, chamber music, and major recitals on piano and organ.