French conductor Louis Langrée was named Director of the Opéra Comique by Emmanuel Macron, President of France, in November 2021. He has also been Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center since 2003.
A regular guest in New York since his 1998 debut, Langrée has conducted more than 250 performances and concerts at Lincoln Center, at the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. He has also taught masterclasses at the Juilliard School.
Louis Langrée has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestre National de France, and Leipzig Gewandhaus.
He is also a regular guest conductor in the greatest opera houses including the Vienna Staatsoper, La Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, but also at festivals including Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, BBC Proms, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, and Wiener Festwochen.
He has conducted world premieres by Magnus Lindberg, Julia Adolphe, Daníel Bjarnason, Anna Clyne, Jonathan Bailey Holland, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Nico Muhly, André Previn, Caroline Shaw and Christopher Rouse.
Following his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 2022/23 season will see him in concerts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, the Orchestre des Champs-Élysée, São Paulo National Orchestra, and, after his first season as Director, Zémire et Azor at the Opéra Comique.
Louis Langrée is a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Officier des Arts et des Lettres.
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