Macron names new music director in Paris

Macron names new music director in Paris


norman lebrecht

October 21, 2021

President Macron has approved the appointment of Louis Langrée as director of the Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique in Paris, starting November 1.

Langrée, 60, is music director of the Cincinnati Symphony and of New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Originally from Mulhouse, he has held jobs in the US for half his life.


  • John kelly says:

    Very good conductor……Paris is never a bad idea…..

  • V. Lind says:

    This appointment is in the President’s gift? Is that true in other countries?

    Think what Trump could have done for Domingo!

    • Matthew B. Tepper says:

      If Trump’s musical acuity is in line with the rest of his knowledge and personality, he’d have appointed people like Andrea Bocelli and David Helfgott.

    • John Borstlap says:

      Macron studied the piano at the conservatory in Amiens. At the Elysée, he has organized house concerts with young performers. (Classical music, that is; pop and rock concerts are mostly done in the gardens for a wider audience.)

  • Paul Wells says:

    Lots of detail in this paywalled story, including that other candidates included Marc Minkowski and Laurence Equilbey. His goal, and the culture minister’s, seems to be to continue increasing the profile of what has not been one of Paris’s most prominent institutions.