Death of a French conductor, 94

Death of a French conductor, 94


norman lebrecht

February 26, 2019

The conductor Jean Périsson died on February 18 at the age of 94.

He worked with two of the great opera directors,  Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Patrice Chereau, on major productions in Paris and Vienna.

From 1965 to 1970 he was artistic director of the Paris Opéra.




  • AndrewB says:

    A charming , distinguished musical gentleman. I met him a couple of times in the early 1990s. He had an apartment in the town of Nantes, West France at the time. He had a long and artistically satisfying life and career. May he rest in peace.

  • SemraBahcivan says:

    R.I.P Jean Périsson , thanks for everything, you will be always with us, with my deepest respect and condolences to France .