Comeback to Teatre del Liceu Barcelona

Marc Piollet returns to Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. In June and July he will be conducting Puccini’s La Bohéme (premiere: June 18). The production of Jonathan Miller is shown at Liceu for the first time, in 2015 it had its premiere at English National Opera. Marc Piollet knows La Bohème very well, he has conducted the opera many times, a.o. with Anna Netrebko as Mimi at Royal Theatre Copenhagen.
At Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona Marc Piollet has already conducted Carmen in the setting of Calixto Bieito with Roberto Alagna as José and Erwin Schrott as Escamillo; the highly acclaimed production was published by Unitel Classica/C major 2011 on DVD.
In Spain Marc Piollet is also very well known at Teatro Real. The last time he conducted Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in the spectacular production of Peter Sellars and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. He did also Massenet’s Don Quichotte and the sensational dancetheatre-production C(h)oeurs by Alain Platel which was then shown at various important theatre houses in Europe and which is now available on DVD. In Spain Marc Piollet also conducted gala concerts with Piotr Beczala at Teatro Real and at Festival Peralada in Catalonia.

© Covent Garden – Royal Opera House

© Covent Garden – Royal Opera House

Comeback to Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with Don Giovanni

At famous Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires Marc Piollet takes over the musical direction of Mozart’s Don Giovanni starting April 05. Last time he conducted this opera at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf. Artistic director is Emilio Sagi, Erwin Schrott sings the title role. There follow five further performances at Buenos Aires (06./08./09./10./12.04.). Marc Piollet was last time at Teatro Colón in 2013 when he gave his house debut with Bizet’s Carmen.

Short film: Marc Piollet – To Lead and Let Go

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!

Merry Widow on New Year’s Eve at Opera Cologne

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 conducts the 20th open-air concert at Ludwigsburg Festival and opens the Festival Castell de Peralada

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 US debut at Cincinnati Opera

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!