Marc Piollet is a versatile maestro: Not only does he regularly conduct big opera productions with stellar casts, but also takes care of musical education when working with the ”Junge Sinfonie”, a youth orchestra founded by him in 1989. His various activities are presented in a short film, produced in 2015 by Bernhard von Hülsen. This portrait gives wonderful insights into the work and thoughts of Marc Piollet!
Marc Piollet is conducting Franz Lehár’s Merry Widow at Oper Köln on New Year’s Eve. Further performances take place on January 2 and 4. At the beginning of last season he has already conducted the acclaimed production of Dieter Hilsdorf’s Eugen Onegin in Cologne.
Marc Piollet opens on 11th of July the Festival Castell de Peralada in Catalonia. On the programme are opera arias with the famous soloists Piotr Beczala and Erika Grimaldi. In October, Marc Piollet will have another concert with Piotr Beczala, then with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid at Teatro Real.
In Germany Marc Piollet is invited at Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele in July: He is the conductor of the 20th anniversary of the classic open air with fireworks and well known arias of Rossini and Offenbach. The soloists are Emma Pearson and Martin Mitterrutzner.
Foto: Reiner Pfisterer
Marc Piollet makes his debut in the USA: He is conducting Bizet’s Carmen at Cincinnati Opera, the premiere is on 12th of June.
Marc Piollet has conducted Carmen a.o. at Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, documented on a DVD (Unitel) with a fantastic cast, Béatrice Uria-Monzón, Erwin Schrott and Roberto Alagna, in a production of Calixto Bieito.
In Cincinnati we are now looking forward to Alain Gauthier’s production!