There is a clutch of French conductors who are making fine careers around the world.
Louis Langrée in Cincinnati
Philippe Auguin at Washington National Opera
Emmanuel Vuillaume at Dallas Opera
Francois-Xavier Roth in Cologne
Stéphane Deneve in St Louis
Alain Altinoglu in Brussels and Frankfurt
Sylvain Cambreling, ex-Frankfurt now at Yomiuri Nippon Symphony
Ludovic Morlot formerly in Seattle
Lionel Bringuier formerly in Zurich
Yan-Pasal Tortelier in Iceland
Natalie Stutzmann in Dublin and Norway
Fabien Gabel at the Quebec Symphony
Ariane Matiakh in Halle.
None of them is in France.
Why is that?