Bertrand de Billy French conductor born 1965

Bertrand de Billy French conductor born 1965 Bertrand de Billy fransk dirigent

Bertrand de Billy (born Paris, 11 January 1965) He attended a Jesuit school but only started serious musical studies when he was around 14-15; he studied piano and violin.    

Bertrand de Billy French conductor born 1965

After his career as an instrumental musician, de Billy began his conducting career in Paris. He later moved to Germany and built up his career as an opera conductor. His professional operatic conducting debut was for La Traviata in Oviedo, Spain in 1991, replacing a conductor at short notice.  He was the general music director at the Anhaltisches Theater in Dessau from 1993 to 1995. At the Vienna Volksoper he held the post of first conductor from 1996 to 1998. From 1999 to 2004, de Billy was Chief Conductor of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, after the reopening of the theatre.

de Billy conducts mostly from memory, although he usually has the score in front of him in case problems occur; at the Volksoper he was phoned at the podium during the 8th scene of La Périchole to be informed that scene 9 would be cut. He prefers the smaller opera theatres (Theater an der Wien, Châtelet, Garnier), where more intimacy can be found with the audience.

Since 2002, de Billy has served as chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Wien). His performances with the orchestra have included opera productions at the Festival OsterKlang and at the Sommerfestival Klangbogen. His recordings with the RSO Wien have included Eugen d’Albert’s Tiefland. de Billy has had disputes with management over funding and the continuing status of the orchestra. He is scheduled to step down from this post in 2010. In January 2009, the RSO Wien announced the appointment of Cornelius Meister as its seventh chief conductor, effective with the 2010-2011 season.

Bertrand de Billy is Member of the Board of the Vienna based European Academy of Music Theatre. His discography includes the Mozart / Da Ponte operas, Beethoven Symphonies 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, Schubert Symphony No 9, Dvořák Symphony no 9 and complete operas by Gounod (Faust), Dukas (Ariane et Barbe-bleue) and Verdi (Don Carlos),  and on DVD Massenet’s Cendrillon, Puccini’s La boheme and Thomas’ Hamlet.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:330528
Roméo et Juliette {294}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1998
Debuts: Alfred Walker, Bertrand de Billy
[Met Performance] CID:330540
Roméo et Juliette {295}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/1998
[Met Performance] CID:330552
Roméo et Juliette {296}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/1998
[Met Performance] CID:330564 Opera News
Roméo et Juliette {297}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1998
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:330576
Roméo et Juliette {298}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/1/1998
Debut: Maureen O’Flynn
[Met Performance] CID:330588
Roméo et Juliette {299}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1998
[Met Performance] CID:330597
Roméo et Juliette {300}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1998
Debut: William Stone
[Met Performance] CID:333087
Carmen {884}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2000
Debuts: Jossie Pérez, Troy Cook
[Met Performance] CID:333096
Carmen {885}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333114
Carmen {886}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333129
Carmen {887}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/4/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333138
Carmen {888}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/8/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333147
Carmen {889}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/11/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333345
Carmen {890}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2001
Debuts: Janice Watson, Franck Ferrari, Valerian Ruminski
[Met Performance] CID:333357
Carmen {891}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/2001
[Met Performance] CID:333369
Carmen {892}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/2001
[Met Performance] CID:333381
Carmen {893}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2001
[Met Performance] CID:333393
Carmen {894}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2001
[Met Performance] CID:333402
Carmen {895}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/2001
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:350387
Pension Fund Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350545
La Traviata {877}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2003
Debuts: Lado Ataneli, Edyta Kulczak
[Met Performance] CID:350555
La Traviata {878}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/2003
[Met Performance] CID:328060 
Faust {707}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2003
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350562
La Traviata {879}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350568
Faust {708}
Metropolitan Opera House; 3/07/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350586
La Traviata {880}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350570
La Traviata {881}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350588
Faust {709}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350596
La Traviata {882}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2003
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350614
Faust {710}
Metropolitan Opera House; 3/18/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350605
Faust {711}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2003
Debut: Marcus Haddock
[Met Performance] CID:350618
Faust {712}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350626
Faust {713}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2003
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351125
Turandot {246}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351129
Turandot {247}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351137
Turandot {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351140
Turandot {249}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/2005
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351143
Turandot {250}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/01/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351147
Turandot {251}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351155
Turandot {252}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351162
Turandot {253}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351166 
Samson et Dalila {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351168
Turandot {254}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351172
Samson et Dalila {211}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351173
Turandot {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351176
Turandot {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351178
Samson et Dalila {212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351183 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Samson et Dalila {213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2005
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351191
Samson et Dalila {214}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351196
Samson et Dalila {215}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/2005
Debut: Malgorzata Walewska
[Met Performance] CID:351202
Samson et Dalila {216}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351350  
New Production
Roméo et Juliette {301}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2005
Debuts: Guy Joosten, Johannes Leiacker, Jorge Jara, David Cunningham, Seán Curran, Stéphane Degout, David Won
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351353 
Roméo et Juliette {302}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351357
Roméo et Juliette {303}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2005
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351360
Roméo et Juliette {304}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/25/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351364
Roméo et Juliette {305}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351367
Roméo et Juliette {306}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/01/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351438
Roméo et Juliette {307}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351443
Roméo et Juliette {308}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351446
Roméo et Juliette {309}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351449 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Roméo et Juliette {310}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/04/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351454
Roméo et Juliette {311}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351556 
La Gioconda {275}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/2006
Debuts: Christopher Wheeldon, Holly Hynes, Zeljko Lucic, Ricardo Lugo, Letizia Giuliani, Angel Corella, Christian Jeong
[Met Performance] CID:351559
La Gioconda {276}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/30/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351561 
Faust {723}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2006
Debuts: Tommi Hakala, Karine Deshayes
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351563
La Gioconda {277}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351565
Faust {724}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/06/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351587
La Gioconda {278}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351580
La Gioconda {279}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351590
Faust {725}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351567
La Gioconda {280}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/14/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351581
Faust {726}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351596
La Gioconda {281}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/2006
Debut: Danny Tidwell
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351598
Faust {727}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2006
Debut: Darina Takova
[Met Performance] CID:351602
La Gioconda {282}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/21/2006
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351955 
Anna & Rolando Celebrate the Met
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2007
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356929
Luisa Miller {87}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2018
Debut: Alexander Vinogradov
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356933
Luisa Miller {88}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356939
Luisa Miller {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356942
Luisa Miller {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356946
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Cendrillon {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2018
Debuts: David Leigh, Petr Nekoranec, Lianne Coble-Dispensa, Sara Heaton, Christina Thomson Anderson, Rosalie Sullivan, Barbara de Limburg
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356947 
Luisa Miller {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2018
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356952
Cendrillon {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356954
Luisa Miller {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356957
Cendrillon {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356958
Luisa Miller {93}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356959
Tosca {960}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356961
Cendrillon {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356963
Tosca {961}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/2018
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356965 
Cendrillon {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/28/2018
HD Simulcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:356967
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2018
Taped for future Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356968 
Tosca {962}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356973
Cendrillon {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/03/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356975
Tosca {963}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356978
Cendrillon {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356979
Tosca {964}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/08/2018
Debut: Najmiddin Mavlyanov
[Met Performance] CID:356983
Cendrillon {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/11/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356985
Tosca {965}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/12/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357063
Il Trittico {75}
Il Tabarro {81}
Suor Angelica {75}
Gianni Schicchi {139}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2018
Debuts:Brian Michael Moore, YI Li, Jessica Faselt, Sharon Azrieli,
Leah Hawkins, Kristina Mkhitaryan
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357064
Il Trittico {76}
Il Tabarro {82}
Suor Angelica {76}
Gianni Schicchi {140}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357068
Il Trittico {77}
Il Tabarro {83}
Suor Angelica {77}
Gianni Schicchi {141}

Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357073
Il Trittico {78}
Il Tabarro {84}
Suor Angelica {78}
Gianni Schicchi {142}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357076 
Il Trittico {79}
Il Tabarro {85}
Suor Angelica {79}
Gianni Schicchi {143}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357081
Il Trittico {80}
Il Tabarro {86}
Suor Angelica {80}
Gianni Schicchi {144}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2018
Debut: Elena Stikhina
[Met Performance] CID:357085
Il Trittico {81}
Il Tabarro {87}
Suor Angelica {81}
Gianni Schicchi {145}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2018
Debut: Sharmay Musacchio
[Met Performance] CID:357431
La Traviata {1035}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2020
Debut: Barton Cowperthwaite
[Met Performance] CID:357434
La Traviata {1036}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/2020
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357435
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/20
Winners Gabrielle Beteag, Blake Denson, Jonah Hoskins, Alexandra Shiner, Denis Vélez,
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357439
La Traviata {1037}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2020
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357443
La Traviata {1038}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2020

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