Marc Minkowski Conductor
Season 21/22 Artist

© Georges Gobet

history

Artistic Director of The Musicians of the Louvre and of the Ré Majeure Festival, Marc Minkowski led the National Opera of Bordeaux from 2016 to 2021 and was Artistic Director of the Mozartwoche Salzburg from 2013 to 2017. He was also Artistic Advisor of the Kanazawa Orchestra from 2018 to 2022. 

He began conducting at a very young age and was only 19 when he founded The Musicians of the Louvre, an ensemble which played an active role in the renewal of the Baroque genre. With this ensemble, he explored the French repertoire, and then the repertoires of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Offenbach and Wagner. Minkowski regularly performs in Paris (Paris Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra Comique) and at the Château de Versailles Royal Opera. 

At the National Opera of Bordeaux, he has conducted Pelléas et Mélisande, Rabaub’s Marouf, La Vie parisienne, The Barber of Seville, Manon, The Tales of Hoffmann. He has also been invited by the opera houses of San Francisco, Geneva, Zurich, Amsterdam, Moscow, Berlin, Vienna (Staatsoper and Theater an der Wien), La Monnaie in Brussels, La Fenice in Venice, Covent Garden and La Scala in Milan, as well as by the Salzburg, Drottningholm and Aix-en-Provence festivals. 

He has worked with many directors, including Laurent Pelly, Olivier Py, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Bartabas, Sir Richard Eyre, Klaus Michael Grüber, Ivan Alexandre, Vincent Huguet and Robert Wilson. 

He is a regular guest of symphonic orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester, Vienna Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra, Capitole de Toulouse National Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Stuttgart Radio Symphonic Orchestra (SWR). 

His main opera projects for the 2021/22 season include Robert the Devil in Bordeaux, The Tales of Hoffmann in Valencia, the Da Ponte trilogy in Barcelona and Bordeaux, and Platée at Paris Opera.

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 17 June to 12 July 2022
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