Bordeaux hires Paris chief to renew its Opéra

Bordeaux hires Paris chief to renew its Opéra


norman lebrecht

July 23, 2021

The troubled Opéra de Bordeaux has named Emmanuel Hondré to remplace Marc Minkowski as its new chief

Hondré, 53, is presently events director at the Philharmonie de Paris, responsible for 500 performances a year. He has also been  Professor of the history of music at the Conservatoire.

Minkowski’s time has been marred by frequent clashes with the workforce.



  • Pedro says:

    I have known Emmanuel Hondré for more than 10 years. He has organized superb concert series at the Paris Philharmonie. I suspect Bordeaux will be the place to go in France for really great performances.

  • fflambeau says:

    Let’s wish the new hire well.