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Emmanuel Plasson

Conductor

  • Emmanuel Plasson, son of Michel, conducted with suavity, breadth and grace
    New York Times
  • Emmanuel Plasson conducted a lithe rendition of the sophisticated and harmonically rich score…
    The New York Times
  • The sparkling musical direction of the young Frenchman Emmanuel Plasson
    Stader Tageblatt
  • Emmanuel Plasson has established himself as a leading ambassador for French music throughout an international career spanning both the symphonic and operatic worlds.  First Prizewinner of the Donatella Flick Competition in 1994, Emmanuel has worked in the UK with the Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Opera North and Northern Sinfonia.  He made his North American debut in 1997, touring the Royal Ballet (including a performance at the Met), and has recently conducted performances at New York City Opera and Cincinnati Opera.

    Plasson has also worked with such diverse companies throughout the world as Opera Australia, Hamburg Staatsoper, Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, Dallas Opera and the Royal Danish Opera.  He has conducted orchestras including the Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Aarhus Symphony, Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie and the Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

    Recent engagements include a production of Chabrier’s L’Etoile with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gounod’s Faust with l’Opera de Montréal and concerts with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Pau in France, Cinderella with the National Ballet of Japan (working with the Tokyo Philharmonic), the Ashton Mixed Bill with the Royal Ballet, La Périchole with New York City Opera and Lakmé with Opéra de Montréal.

    Highlights in the 2014/15 season include performances with the Royal Ballet in London, a concert with the Orchestre Lamoureux and The Tales of Hoffman with Opera de Toulon in France. Emmanuel Plasson is also Music Director of the Opera Company of Middlebury Vermont, in USA. 

    • New York City Opera, Offenbach’s La Périchole
      April 2013

      And with the fine French conductor Emmanuel Plasson in charge, the orchestra gives a stylish and confident account of Offenbach’s breezy and tuneful score.
      Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
      Conductor Emmanuel Plasson exuded operetta verve
      Heidi Waleson, Opera News
      Emmanuel Plasson conducted brilliantly, never letting the orchestra overwhelm the singers. He gave free rein to the frequent enchanting flute and clarinet passages, and the strings vibrated with thrilling luminosity.
      Victor Wheeler, ClassicalSource.com
      Conductor Emmanuel Plasson showed grace and style in this light music
      BachTrack.com
    • Ashton Ballets, Royal Opera House, London
      February 2013

      Emmanuel Plasson, an imaginative choice, conducted the Royal Opera House orchestra very stylishly
      The New York Times
      the orchestra under Emmanuel Plasson was on fine form
      Financial Times
    • Chabrier, L’Étoile, New York City Opera
      March 2010

      Emmanuel Plasson conducted a lithe rendition of the sophisticated and harmonically rich score…
      The New York Times, Vivien Schweitzer
      The revival also had two secret weapons: the idiomatic French conducting of Emmanuel Plasson and the wit and style of Jean-Paul Fouchécourt…
      The Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson
      Mark Lamos’s production of Chabrier’s hilarious ‘L’Étoile’ has returned, but with a far stronger French accent than before: more Marivaux, less Milton Berle. This is deftly accomplished by a heavily Francophone cast that features Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Julie Boulianne, and François Loup (along with a talented American singer, Jennifer Zetlan); Emmanuel Plasson, the son of the great Toulouse chef d’orchestre Michel Plasson, coaxes fleet and stylish playing from the pit.
      The New Yorker
    • Ravel, Sheherazade; Scriabin, Poème de l’Extase; Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3, Op. 78
      Brisbane, Australia, September 2009

      Maestro Plasson was excellent; sensuous and passionate in his approach, he explored the many nuances of the work (Scriabin) producing rich texture and colour from the orchestra… The whole (Saint-Saëns) was brought together strongly by Plasson in the final Allegro movement in a rousing and powerful climax.
      Courier Mail, Suzannah Conway
    • Gounod, Faust, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse
      June 2009

      After having triumphantly led a new production of Cendrillon by Massenet in February 1998, Emmanuel Plasson conducts Gounod’s Faust for the first time in Toulouse, bringing back into our memory that of his father Michel Plasson. If we recall with this young conductor the amplitude of the breathing and phrasing that characterizes the direction of the elder, the parallel stops there. His option for this score is to charm us, in the « venimous » sense of the word. Painting colors of the sunset and choosing tempi with a profound sense of breath, Emmanuel Plasson bewitches us literally, inexorably drawing the listener into a gothic tale made of spells and passion. Unstoppable! Decidedly, an evening on all accounts unforgettable.
      Classic Toulouse On-line, Robert Pénavayre
  • Operatic Repertoire

    BERLIOZ
    • La damnation de Faus
    BIZET
    • Carmen
    • Les pêcheurs de perles
    CHABRIER
    • L’etoile
    DONIZETTI
    • Don Pasquale
    • La fille du régiment
    • Parisina d’este
    • Viva la mamma
    GOUNOD
    • Faust
    • Roméo et Juliette
    LEHAR
    • The Merry Widow
    MASSENET
    • Cendrillon
    • Manon
    • Werther
    MOZART
    • Così fan tutte
    • Don Giovanni
    • Le nozze di Figaro
    • Schauspieldirektor
    • Die Zauberflöte
    OFFENBACH
    • Les contes d’Hoffmann
    • La belle Hélène
    • Orphée aux enfers
    POULENC
    • Les dialogues des Carmélites
    RAVEL
    • L’enfant et les sortilèges
    ROSSINI
    • Il barbiere di Siviglia
    • La Cenerentola
    SAINT-SAËNS
    • Samson et Dalila
    VERDI
    • Aida
    • Falstaff
    • Otello
    • La traviata

    Symphonic Repertoire

    ADAMS
    • Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    BACH
    • Suite No. 3
    BARTÓK
    • Dance Suite
    • Miraculous Mandarin Suite
    • Piano and Violin Concerti
    BEETHOVEN
    • Overtures
    • Symphonies
    • Concerti
    BERNSTEIN
    • West Side Story Suite
    • Candide Overture
    • Serenade for Violin
    BERLIOZ
    • Symphonie fantastique
    • Damnation de Faust
    • Romeo et Juliette
    • Ouvertures
    • Les Nuits d’Éte
    BOULANGER
    • Psalm 130
    BUSONI
    • Turandot Suite
    CANTELOUBE
    • Songs of Auvergne
    CHABRIER
    • Bourrée fantasque
    • Gwendolyne Ouverture
    • Espana
    • Suite pastorale
    CHAUSSON
    • Symphonie
    • Poème
    COPLAND
    • Rodeo
    • Appalachian Spring
    • El salon Mexico
    DEBUSSY
    • La mer
    • Petite suite
    • Jeux
    • Nocturnes
    DUKAS
    • L’apprenti sorcier
    • Polyeucte
    DUTILLEUX
    • Symphony No. 1
    • Métaboles
    DVORÁK
    • Symphony No. 9
    • Concerti
    ELGAR
    • Symphony No. 2
    FAURÉ
    • Requiem
    • Masques et Bergamasques
    • Élegie
    • Pelleas et Mélisande
    FRANCK
    • Le chasseur maudit
    • Symphonie
    • Variations symphoniques
    GERSHWIN
    • American in Paris
    • Rhapsody in Blue
    GOUNOD
    • Symphony No. 1
    HAYDN
    • Symphony No. 45
    HINDEMITH
    • Mathis der maler Symphony
    IBERT
    • Concertino da Camera
    • Divertissement
    • Symphonie marine
    • Flute Concerto
    IVES
    • The Unanswered Question
    JANÁCEK
    • Sinfonietta
    MARTINU
    • Symphony No. 1, Concertino
    MASSENET
    • Scènes Alsaciennes
    MÉHUL
    • Symphony No. 1
    MENDELSSOHN
    • Symphonies No. 3 and 4
    • Fingal’s Cave Overture
    MOZART
    • Overtures
    • Symphonies No. 21, 36, 38, 40,
    • Concerti
    MESSIAEN
    • L’Ascension
    • Oiseaux exotiques
    • Les offrandes oubliées
    MILHAUD
    • Le bœuf sur le toit
    MUSSORGSKY
    • Pictures at an Exhibition
    NIELSEN
    • Symphony No. 1
    OFFENBACH
    • Gaité parisienne
    PÄRT
    • Fratres
    POULENC
    • Concerto pour orgue
    • Gloria
    • Stabat Mater
    • Concerto pour deux pianos
    • Les biches
    PROKOFIEV
    • Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    • Love of Three Oranges Suite
    • Symphonies No. 1, 5
    • Suite Scythe
    • Piano and Violin Concerti
    RACHMANINOV
    • Symphonic Dances
    • Piano Concerti
    RAVEL
    • Daphnis et Chloé Suites No. 1 et 2
    • Ma mère l’Oye
    • Pavane
    • Le tombeau de Couperin
    • Alborada del grazioso
    • La Valse
    • Piano Concerti
    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
    • Capriccio espagnol
    • Le coq d’or suite
    RESPIGHI
    • Roman Festivals
    ROSSINI
    • Overtures
    ROUSSEL
    • Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2
    • Le festin de l’araignée
    • Symphonies No. 3 and 4
    • Sinfonietta
    SAINT-SAËNS
    • Symphonie No. 3
    • Concerti
    SCHUMANN
    • Symphonies No. 1, 2, 3
    • Concerti
    SHOSTAKOVICH
    • Symphonies No. 1, 5, 10
    • Piano and Violin Concerti
    SIBELIUS
    • Symphonies No. 2, 5
    • Tapiola
    STRAVINSKY
    • Suites for Orchestra No. 1 and 2
    • Rite of Spring
    • Petrushka
    • Firebird 1919 Suite
    • Symphony in 3 Movements
    • Concerto in D, Dumbarton Oaks
    • Histoire du soldat
    • Apollon Musagète
    • Violin Concerto
    TCHAIKOVSKY
    • Symphonies
    • Capriccio Italien
    • Francesca da Rimini
    • Concerti
    VARÈSE
    • Amériques
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