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Emmanuel Joel-Hornak

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Renowned French conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak leads major orchestras around the world in opera and orchestral venues. Maestro Joel-Hornak’s guest conducting engagements have included productions with English National Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, New Zealand Opera, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Opéra Bastille, Wexford Festival Opera, and the leading opera companies of Lyon, Nantes, Montpellier, Toulouse, Sydney, and Strasbourg. He made his United States opera début 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. Next up, Maestro Joel-Hornak returns to Seattle Opera.

 

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…impeccable pacing…beautifully blended…
Hänsel und Gretel - Scottish Opera…can still boast high musical standards – which it certainly does under guest conductor Emmanuel Joël-Hornak, whose impeccable pacing, with beautifully blended orchestral voices and a sensitive ear for their stage counterparts, stands in the finest Kapellmeister tradition.”Financial Times
…sensitive direction…
Manon - “Add dramatic singing of the chorus and the vigorous and delicate orchestral playing under Emmanuel Joel’s sensitive direction, and you have one of the best Opera Australia productions I’ve seen in a long time.”The Australian
…an intelligent reading of the music…
Faust - “The Vector Wellington orchestra led by conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak gave an intelligent reading of the music, sensitive to the strengths of the singers and tuning up the volume on the big chorus pieces.”The National Business Review
…inspired, inspiriting conducting…
Thaïs -“Much of its success here was due to the inspired, inspiriting conducting of Emmanuel Joel, who sought out the score’s glamour, sensuality and – dare one say – spirituality.  The ENO orchestra played, for one, as if they were enjoying themselves, and they sounded marvelous.”Opera News
…lush…
Hänsel und Gretel - …the resonances of Humperdinck’s music are lush as they rise evocatively from under the baton of Emmanuel Joel-Hornak.”The Stage
…almost in the league of the legendary Dimitri Mitropoulos…
Vanessa -“As with Barber’s orchestral music, Vanessa is filled with orchestral details that underline and emphasize the drama more than just being a nice tune. As such, however, it requires a strong conductor to keep the score moving and balance the orchestral components. Emmanuel Joel is such a conductor and leads a performance almost in the league of the legendary Dimitri Mitropoulos, the conductor of the world premiere at the Met in 1958.”Sunday Opera, WFOS-FM
Composer Opera
Barber Vanessa
Bellini Norma
La sonnambula
Berlioz Beatrice et Benedict
La damnation de Faust
Bizet Carmen
Les pêcheurs de perles
Chabrier L’étoile
Le roi malgré lui
Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande
Delibes Lakmé
Donizetti Don Pasquale
L’elisir d’amore
Lucia di Lammermoor
Dukas Ariane et Barbe-bleue
Faure Penelope
Gounod Faust
Roméo et Juliette
Händel Semele
Honegger Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher
Janáček The House of the Death
Lalo Le roi d’Ys
Leoncavallo Pagliacci
La bohème
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet Chérubin
Don Quichotte
Manon
Thaïs
Werther
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Offenbach La belle Hélène
Les contes d’Hoffmann
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein
Orphée aux enfers
La perichole
Paisiello Il barbiere di Siviglia
Poulenc Dialogues des carmélites
Les mamelles de Tirésias
La voix humaine
Prokofiev The Fiery Angel
Puccini La bohème
La fanciulla del West
Madama Butterfly
Tosca
Il trittico
Turandot
Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges
L’heure espagnole
Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila
Shostakovitch Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Thomas Hamlet
Mignon
Verdi Aïda
Don Carlo
Ernani
Falstaff
Nabucco
Rigoletto
Simon Boccanegra
La traviata
Il trovatore
Siegfried
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer
Lohengrin
Zandonai Francesca da Rimini

Renowned French conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak leads major orchestras around the world in opera and orchestral venues. Maestro Joel-Hornak’s guest conducting engagements have included productions with English National Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, New Zealand Opera, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Opéra Bastille, Wexford Festival Opera, and the leading opera companies of Lyon, Nantes, Montpellier, Toulouse, Sydney, and Strasbourg. He made his United States opera début 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. Next up, Maestro Joel-Hornak returns to Seattle Opera.

Maestro Joel-Hornak’s American career includes productions of Manon with Elisabeth Futral and Roméo et Juliette with Ramon Vargas and Ana Maria Martinez at Houston Grand Opera, Werther with Ramon Vargas and Don Pasquale 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 Gérolstein with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Faustwith Cincinnati Opera, La bohème and Salome at 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 Les pêcheurs de perles with Opera Carolina.

In recent seasons his International credits have included Les pêcheurs de perleswith Opera Australia in Sydney, marking his eighth engagement with the company, a new production of La traviata at the Scottish Opera directed by Sir David McVicar, a new production of La Périchole at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, a new production of Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra Toulon Provence Méditerranée, a new production of Faust at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, a new production of Faust in his New Zealand Opera début, where he later returned to conduct La bohème. In addition, Les contes d’Hoffmann at Opéra de Nice, Opera Hong Kong, and Opera Australia, Carmen at the New Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv, Les brigands at 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 de perlesand Lakmé with the Australian Opera, La bohème with the NBR New Zealand Opera, Hänsel 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 Philharmonia Orchestra.

He then returned to the Opéra de Lausanne to conduct Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in Théâtre de la Monnaie-Bruxelles’ production, plus a symphonic concert with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, his company début at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Germany for a new production of Carmen, his Opera Leipzig début 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 include Carmen at the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Thaïs at the Barbican of London, Massenet’s Don Quixote, Les pêcheurs de perles and La bohème with the English National Opera, Werther at Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Pelléas et Mélisande in Gothenburg, Manon and Il Trovatore at the Sydney Opera, his Tiroler Landestheater début in Innsbruck with Don Carlo and Massenet’s Chérubin, Carmen at the Royal Opera of Stockholm, Pelléas et Mélisande inToulouse, Dialogues des carmélites in Gothenburg and Oslo, Ernaniwith 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 Rabaud’s Mârouf, savetier du Caire in Marseilles, and Orphée aux enfers at the Teatro Regio di Torino. In addition, he has lead productions Thomas’s Hamletin 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 début with Offenbach’s Les Brigands, as well as his début at the Wexford Festival in Boieldieu’s La dame blanche, and in Dublin for Delibes’s Lakmé.

In concert, Maestro Joel-Hornak led l’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne at the Montreux Festival, Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, l’Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie, Orchestre Colonne and Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France in Paris, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra at the Vilnius Festival, the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Torino, Het Gelders Orkest in The Netherlands, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, and Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse.

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