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Renowned French conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak has led major orchestras around the world in opera and orchestral works. Maestro Joel-Hornak’s guest conducting engagements have included productions with English National Opera, Aix-en -Provence Festival, NBR New Zealand Opera, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, L’Opéra de Paris-Bastille, the Wexford Festival, as well as the conducting the leading opera companies of Lyon, Nantes, Montpellier, Toulouse, Sydney, and Strasbourg. He made his United States opera debut in San Francisco Opera’s production of Carmen and was immediately re-engaged to conduct their productions of Don Carlo, La Bohème, and Samson et Dalila with Olga Borodina and Sergey Larin in the following seasons.
|Berlioz||Beatrice et Benedict|
|La Damnation de Faust|
|Le Roi malgre lui|
|Debussy||Pelleas et Melisande|
|Lucia di Lammermoor|
|Dukas||Ariane et Barbe Bleu|
|Romeo et Juliette|
|Honegger||Jeanne au Bucher|
|Janacek||The House of the Death|
|Lalo||Le Roi D’Ys|
|Mozart||Die Entfhurung aus dem Serail|
|Paisiello||Barber of Seville|
|La Fanciulla del West|
|Offenbach||Tales of Hoffmann|
|La Belle Helene|
|Orfeo in the Underworld|
|La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein|
|Poulenc||Dialogues des Carmelites|
|Les Mamelles de Triesias|
|La voix humaine|
|Prokofiev||The Fiery Angel|
|Ravel||L’enfant et les sortileges|
|Saint-Saens||Samson et Dalila|
|Shostakovitch||Lady Macbeth of Mzensk|
|Zandonai||Francesca da Rimini|
Maestro Joel-Hornak’s American career has included productions of Manon with Elisabeth Futral and Roméo et Juliette with Ramon Vargas and Ana Maria Martinez at the Houston Grand Opera, Werther with Ramon Vargas and Don Pasquale with Ann Swenson at Los Angeles Opera, Vanessa at the Washington National Opera with Kiri Te Kanawa, Roméo et Juliette at the Pittsburgh Opera with Marcello Giordani, La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Faust with Cincinnati Opera, La Bohème and Salome at the Minnesota Opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Opera Colorado, Roméo et Juliette with Marcello Giordani for Pittsburgh Opera, La Traviata at the New York City Opera, and most recently Les Pecheurs des Perles with Opera Carolina.
In recent seasons his International credits have included Les Pêcheurs des Perles with Opera Australia in Sydney for marking his eighth engagement with the company, a new production of La Traviata at the Scottish Opera directed by David Mc Vicar, a new production of La Périchole at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, a new production of Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra de Toulon-Provence Méditerranée, and a new production of Faust at the Opéra National de Bordeaux and a new production of Faust in his NBR New-Zealand Opera debut. In addition, Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Opéra de Nice, Opera Hong Kong, and the Australian Opera, Carmen at the New Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv, Les Brigands at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, La Périchole at Opéra de Lausanne, Carmen at the Bolshoï Theater in Moscow, Il Trovatore at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Les Pêcheurs des Perles and Lakme with the Australian Opera, La Bohème with the NBR New Zealand Opera, Hansel und Gretel with Scottish National Opera, Carmen with Opera Queensland, Leoncavallo’s I Medici with Theatre Erfurt in Germany, and a symphonic concert with the Auckland Philamornia Orchestra.
He then returned to the Opéra de Lausanne to conduct Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia in the production of the Théâtre de la Monnaie-Bruxelles, as well as a symphonic concert with the Auckland Philarmonia Orchestra, his company debut at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Germany for a new production of Carmen, his Opera Leipzig debut in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and returned to the English National Opera for La Belle Hélène with Dame Felicity Lott, in Laurent Pelly’s production.
Additional noted engagements have included Carmen at the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Thaïs at the Barbican of London with Elisabeth Futral, Massenet’s Don Quixote, Les Pêcheurs de Perles and La Bohème with the English National Opera, Werther at the Oslo Opera, Pelléas et Mélisande in Gothenburg, Manon and Il Trovatore at the Sydney Opera, his Tiroler Landestheater debut in Innsbruck with Don Carlo and Massenet’s Chérubin, Carmen at the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Pelléas et Mélisande in Toulouse, les Dialogues des Carmélites in Gothenburg and Oslo, Ernani with the Nederland ‘s Reise Opera, Il Trittico in Nantes, Berlioz’s Béatrice et Benedict in Lausanne, Faust in Marseilles, La Fanciulla del West in Montpellier, Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra National du Rhin-Strasbourg, Samson et Dalila and Barraud’s Marouf in Marseilles, and Orfeo in the Underworld at the Teatro Regio di Torino. In addition, he has lead productions Thomas’s Hamlet in Torino, La Belle Hélène, Aïda, and Nabucco with Scottish Opera in Edinburgh, Werther and Madama Butterfly with New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus and Samson et Dalila in Montpellier and Sydney, Carmen at the Jerusalem Festival, and Semele and Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Melbourne’s Victoria State Opera. At the L’Opéra de Paris-Bastille, he made his debut with Offenbach’s Les Brigands, as well as his debut at the Wexford Festival in Boieldieu’s La Dame Blanche, and in Dublin for Delibes’s Lakmé.
In concert, Maestro Joel-Hornak has led the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne at the Montreux Festival, Orchestre de Bretagne, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie in Brussels, Orchestre Colonne and Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France in Paris, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania at the Vilnius Festival, the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Torino, Het Gelders Orkest in Arnhem, the Philarmonisches Orchester Dortmund and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Auckland Philamornia Orchestra.