Death of a French conductor, 94

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.



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  • 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.

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

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