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Jo Fry

Jo Fry

Associate Director
Dora Michael

Dora Michael

Assistant Artist Manager
Mark Hildrew

Mark Hildrew

Executive Director


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About Emmanuel

Music Director: Dallas Opera Music Director: Prague Philharmonia

French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume has led captivating performances with the most prominent opera companies and symphony orchestras around the world. Emmanuel continues his tenure this season as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia (a position he has held since 2015) in addition to entering his seventh season as Music Director of The Dallas Opera. Emmanuel served as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (2009-2016), Chief Conductor of the National Slovenian Philharmonic (2009-2016), and Music Director of the prestigious Spoleto Festival, USA (2001 to 2010).

A frequent collaborator with major international opera houses, Emmanuel leads performances at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Liceu Barcelona, Montreal Opera, Teatro Colón, Opéra national de Paris, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Cologne Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Regio di Torino and Teatro Real Madrid.

Also enjoying a distinguished career on the international symphonic platform, Emmanuel collaborates with esteemed ensembles such as Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and NHK Tokyo.

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Season Highlights

Nov 2023 - Nov 2023
Dallas Opera
Joby Talbot: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (World Premiere) Dallas Opera
Dec 2023 - Dec 2023
Auditorium de Bordeaux
CONCERT DE NOËL RADIO CLASSIQUE Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine Chœur De L’opéra National De Bordeaux Matthieu Arama Salvatore Caputo
Feb 2024
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
L'elisir d'amore Bayerische Staatsoper




  • Benjamin Bernheim Review

    Aug 2021
    • Supporting Bernheim are Emmanuel Villaume and the PKF—Prague Philharmonia. Villaume is an unparalleled luxury as a conductor, something you don’t always get in aria recitals; listen to the introduction to Edgardo’s “Tombe degli avi miei,” for example to hear the precision and eloquence of the playing, as well as setting the mood with a fine sense of atmosphere. Most importantly, you get the sense that there is a real collaborative effort here between soloist and conductor.