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 will be returning to Seattle Opera to conduct Pearl Fishers.
Maestro Joel-Hornak’s American career includes productions ofManon 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, Faust with 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 perles with 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 perles and 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 in Toulouse, 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 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 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 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.