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EMMANUEL VILLAUME BECOMES
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE DALLAS OPERA
Emmanuel Villaume has been named Music Director of The Dallas Opera. He will conduct the opening production of the 2013-2014 season, Bizet’s “Carmen,” and will lead at least two productions in future seasons.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE,
COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
Maestro Villaume will conduct Massenet's Manon at Covent Garden in January and February 2014.
MAESTRO VILLAUME CONDUCTS THE JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA
ON APRIL 4 IN PERFORMANCE AT ALICE TULLY HALL,
LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK
The program included:
Ravel: Suite of Five Pieces from Ma Mère l'Oye [Mother Goose]
Tomasi: Concerto pour Trompette et orchestre
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)
EMMANUEL VILLAUME CONDUCTS LA BOHEME
AT LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
With Ana Maria Martinez, Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Pittas and Joseph Calleja
Classical Lost and Found, Bob McQuiston
Maurice Emmanuel recording
French conductor Emmanuel Villaume has a real feel for this music, injecting it with that freshness and vitality so typical of 20th century Gallic symphonic repertoire. The current artistic director of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra in Ljubljana, he gets playing from these musicians that puts them in a league with any of today's better symphonic ensembles.
Chicago Sun-Times, Andrew Patner
Emmanuel Villaume dug even deeper in the pit and impressed even more this round, even as he gave Netrebko’s various personal choices unfailing support. The French conductor believes that Puccini’s score is a serious as well as an entertaining masterpiece, and he and the Lyric Orchestra made their case fully.
Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein
Villaume paced the music with a veteran opera maestro's feel for the ebb and flow of elan, animation and sentiment that make Puccini Puccini. The orchestra played very well indeed.
Seen and Heard International, James L. Zychowicz
Yet the musical direction stood out, and that is entirely to the credit of conductor Emmanuel Villaume. The orchestra played exceptionally well and responsively—the musicians’ intensity a strong factor—as their contribution to a memorable evening.
Chicago Critic, Samuel Wigutow
Credit must also go to conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who drew exceptionally polished, vibrant, and nuanced playing from the orchestra to match the stage action. He showed himself again (following last season’s Tales of Hoffman) to be among Lyric’s finest conducting talent, with a gift for keeping the orchestra on its toes as well as true musical inspiration...
Chicago Stage Review, Lori Dana
...Villaume, the conductor of two esteemed European orchestras is an opera specialist, having directed countless productions of French repertoire, as well as several recent productions of La Bohéme.