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Pierre Dumoussaud


Pierre Dumoussaud won the International Competition for Opera Conductors organized by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in 2017. He made his debut the following year in Carmen. He also won the 1er ADAMI “Talent Conductor” Prize in 2014.

Passionate about opera, Pierre Dumoussaud directs the productions of 2018-2019 Madame Butterfly at the Rouen Opera House, Lucia di Lammermoor at the National Opera in Athens, Werther at the Vichy Opera and Fantasio at the Opéra National de Montpellier. Since 2016, he has also directed Don Carlo, The Nut Tower et Master Pierre's trestles at the National Opera of Bordeaux as well as the world premiere of The Light Princess by Violeta Cruz at the Lille Opera.

His discography already testifies to his love for French music: he recorded for the Palazzetto Bru Zane the first complete version of Little Michu Messenger with the Pays de la Loire National Orchestra, and will soon receive Children's souls by Jean Cras and Battle night by Jacques de La Presle for Éditions Hortus with the Toulon Opera. He received the Grand Prix du Livre Jeunesse and a Coup de Coeur from the Académie Charles Cros for his two CD-books Roald Dahl / Isabelle Aboulker with the Paris Chamber Orchestra at Gallimard Jeunesse.

Pierre Dumoussaud has conducted great classical ballets such as Romeo and Juliet ou Giselle at the National Opera of Bordeaux. It also supports Little death of Kylián, the Song of a wandering companion de Béjart and The concert by Robbins at the Opéra de Limoges. He worked with Jean-Claude Gallotta for Wizard love and accompanied several choreographic creations on The Spider's Feast of Roussel and the Folksongs from Berio.

Its repertoire developed from the 2014th to the 2016st century alongside 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 National Orchestra of the Capitole of Toulouse, the National Orchestra of Lille, the Orchestra of Auvergne, the National Orchestra of Île-de-France, the National Orchestra of Metz , the Lorraine National Opera, the Normandy Regional Orchestra, the Pau Orchestra and the Cannes Orchestra. Having met with great public and critical success by replacing Alain Lombard on short notice, he continues today to maintain a privileged relationship with the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra, of which he was assistant conductor from XNUMX to XNUMX.

Great soloists have already marked his career, including Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Henri Demarquette, Sarah Nemtanu, Yuval Gotlibovitch, Ophélie Gaillard and François Chaplin. Forging a great bond with the young French generation, he notably created the Piano Concerto by Thomas Enhco. He also performed alongside actors such as François Morel or Didier Sandre of the Comédie Française on the occasion of the centenary of The story of the soldier.

Pierre Dumoussaud has built up solid experience by assisting Marc Minkowski, Paul Daniel, Patrick Davin, John Fiore and Pierre Cao. These notably enabled him to work with directors like Dmitri Tcherniakov or Olivier Py on productions of Bohemia, Tristan and Isolde, Simon Boccanegra, Standard, The damnation of Faust, The King of Ys, Il Turco in Italia, Semiramide, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro et Alceste. He thus made his weapons in the great lyric institutions: Festival of Aix-en-Provence, National Opera of Paris, Opera-Comic, Theater of the Castle of Drottningholm, Royal Opera of the Castle of Versailles.

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