Marie Jacquot French conductor

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Appointed new chief-conductor at Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen starting 2024

Marie Jacquot French conductor

“The pick of the bunch is the conducting of Marie Jacquot: The young French conductor and new Kapellmeister of Oper am Rhein orchestrates Gounod’s musical journey into the night with finest French colours of Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra…“
RP Online, 2. February 2020, Premiere of Roméo et Juliette at Deutschen Oper am Rhein

Marie Jacquot stands out of the numerous young conducting talents due to her interest in exploring a wide-ranging repertoire, her consistent rehearsal work and her inspiring delight when performing music.

Since autumn 2019, she has been First Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf / Duisburg, where she conducts Samson et Dalila, Hänsel und Gretel, Roméo et Juliette and La traviata as well as concerts of both the Düsseldorf Symphony and Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2021/22 she can be seen in the new productions of La Clemenza di Tito, Orpheus in the Underworld and The Nutcracker.

Marie Jacquot’s enthousiastically received debuts during the past seasons  include Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatsoper Stuttgart (Cherubini’s Medea), MDR- Musiksommer, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Munich Radio Orchestra, Komische Oper Berlin, Malmö Symphonie Orchestra and Opéra national de Lorraine.

After assisting GMD Kirill Petrenko in the world premiere of South Pole, she was invited by the Bavarian State Opera to conduct two world premieres (Tonguecat and Die Vorübergängeden) for the Munich Opera Festival.

She opened the current season with the premiere of Gounod’s Faust at the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen – her first production there, which was fantastically received. She will also make her debuts in 2021/22 with the Dresden Philharmonic, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Semperoper Dresden (Carmen, Der goldene Drache), and will return to the DSO Berlin, the mdr-SO Leipzig and the Stuttgart State Opera (Don Giovanni), among others.

From 2016 to 2019, Marie Jacquot was First Kapellmeisterin and deputy GMD at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg. Here, she conducted the new productions of Nabucco, Die Csardasfürstin, King Arthur, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Hänsel und Gretel, as well as the revival of Idomeneo.

After studies of the trombone in Paris, Marie Jacquot studied conducting in Vienna and Weimar (Nicolas Pasquet and Ekahrt Wycik) and in several masterclasses.

Since 2019 she has been included in the second funding stage at Dirigentenforum / Deutscher Musikrat.
Awards include the “Ernst-Schuch-Prize” in 2019, in 2020 she was nominated as “Newcomer of the year” by the International Opera Awards.

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