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Music Director: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Directeur: Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique
French conductor Louis Langrée became Director of the Théâtre national de l’Opéra-Comique in November 2021, named by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. He has been Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013 and was Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center from 2003 - 2023.
In the 2023/24 season, Louis rounds off ten successful years as Music Director at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, where he’ll conduct Ambroise Thomas’ opera, Hamlet, as well as new works by Holland, Dressner (US premiere) and Davis (world premiere), amongst others. Louis will continue as Director at l’Opera-Comique with a production of Pulcinella and L’heure espagnole, as well as bringing l’Opera-Comique to the Edinburgh Festival. Louis will also return to LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Hall.
A regular presence in New York since his 1998 debut, Langrée has conducted around 250 performances and concerts at Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, and New York Philharmonic. Guest conductor appearances include the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, and Leipzig Gewandhaus, as well as Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Freiburg Baroque and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In addition to The Met, he frequently conducts at the leading opera houses including Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and at festivals including Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence, BBC Proms, Edinburgh International, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburg Mozartwoche and Whitsun.