Pierre Dumoussaud


Pierre Dumoussaud won the International Competition for Opera Conductors organized by the Royal Opera of Wallonia in 2017. He made his debut there the following year in Carmen. He also won the1st Prize of the "Talents Conductors" of the ADAMI in 2014.

An opera enthusiast, in 2018-2019 Pierre Dumoussaud is directing the productions of Madame Butterfly at the Rouen Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Athens National Opera, Werther at the Vichy Opera and Fantasio at the Montpellier National Opera. Since 2016, he has also conducted Don Carlo, Le Tour d'écrou and Les tréteaux de Maître Pierre at the Opéra National de Bordeaux as well as the world premiere of Violeta Cruz's La Princesse légère at the Opéra de Lille.

His discography already testifies to his love for French music: he has recorded for the Palazzetto Bru Zane the first complete version of Messager's P'tites Michu with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, and will soon record Jean Cras' Âmes d'enfants and Jacques de La Presle's Soir de bataille for the Éditions Hortus with the Opéra de Toulon. He received the Grand Prix du Livre Jeunesse and a Coup de Cœur from the Académie Charles Cros for his two book-discs Roald Dahl/Isabelle Aboulker with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris for Gallimard Jeunesse.

Pierre Dumoussaud has conducted great classical ballets such as Romeo and Juliet or Giselle at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. He also accompanied Kylián's Petite Mort , Béjart's Chant d'un compagnon errant and Robbins' Le Concert at the Opéra de Limoges. He worked with Jean-Claude Gallotta for L'amour sorcier and accompanied several choreographic creations on Le Festin de l'Araignée by Roussel and Folksongs by Berio.

His repertoire has developed from the 18th to the 21st century with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Real Filharmonia de Galicia, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestra Ensemble of Kanazawa and the Budapest Opera. He also collaborates with the great French phalanges of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre d'Auvergne, the Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, the Orchestre National de Metz, the Opéra National de Lorraine, the Orchestre Régional de Normandie, the Orchestre de Pau and the Orchestre de Cannes. Having met with great public and critical success by replacing Alain Lombard on several occasions at short notice, he continues today to maintain a privileged relationship with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine of which he was assistant conductor from 2014 to 2016.

His career has been marked by great soloists, including Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Henri Demarquette, Sarah Nemtanu, Yuval Gotlibovitch, Ophélie Gaillard and François Chaplin. He has a great complicity with the young French generation and has notably premiered Thomas Enhco's Piano Concerto . He has also performed with actors such as François Morel or Didier Sandre of the Comédie Française on the occasion of the centenary of L'histoire du soldat .

Pierre Dumoussaud has acquired a solid experience by assisting Marc Minkowski, Paul Daniel, Patrick Davin, John Fiore and Pierre Cao. He has worked with directors such as Dmitri Tcherniakov and Olivier Py on productions of La Bohème, Tristan et Isolde, Simon Boccanegra, Norma, La damnation de Faust, Le Roi d'Ys, Il Turco in Italia, Semiramide, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro and Alceste. He has worked in the great opera houses: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Opéra National de Paris, Opéra-Comique, Drottningholm Castle Theatre, Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles.

Pierre Dumoussaud was trained to conduct by Alain Altinoglu at the CNSMDP and Nicolas Brochot at the PSPBB. He co-conducted with his mentor Peter Eötvös Ives' Symphony No. 4 at the Lucerne Festival and benefited from the advice of David Zinman, Michel Tabachnik, Susanna Mälkki, David Stern, Jean Deroyer and Frieder Bernius.


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