Yves Abel French-Canadian conductor born 1963

Yves Abel French-Canadian conductor born 1963 Photo: Francesco Martinelli

Franco-Canadian conductor Yves Abel made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 conducting La traviata. He has since returned to conduct La Fille du régiment and La traviata.

Yves Abel French-Canadian conductor born 1963

Abel was born in Toronto to French parents. He made his professional debut as a solo treble for the Canadian Opera Company and the Ottawa Festival. He studied piano and conducting at the Mannes College The New School for Music, New York. He was Principal Guest Conductor of Deutsche Oper Berlin 2005–11 and since 2015 has been Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

His many operatic engagements include La Fille du régiment (La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Seattle), Pagliacci (San Diego Opera), I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bavarian State Opera, ), Les Vêpres siciliennes (Geneva), Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Rome), Il barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d’Hoffmann(Metropolitan Opera), L’elisir d’amore (Vienna State Opera), Roméo et Juliette(Santiago), Giovanna d’Arco (Bilbao), Così fan tutte, La traviata and Falstaff (Tokyo),Hänsel und Gretel (Paris Opéra) and Le nozze di Figaro (Deutsche Oper Berlin).

Conducting

Abel regularly appears in concert, with orchestras such as Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Orchèstre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchèstre National de Lyon, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestras of Toronto, Montreal, Genoa, Naples, Rotterdam and Palermo, among others. His many recordings include ‘Romantique’ with Elīna Garanča for Deutsche Grammophon. In 2009 he was awarded the title Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:315930
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {467}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1994
Debut: Yves Abel
[Met Performance] CID:328430
Carmen {857}
New York, Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park; 06/19/1997
[Met Performance] CID:328441
Carmen {858}
Stanhope, New Jersey, Waterloo Village; 6/21/1997
[Met Performance] CID:328450
Carmen {859}
New York, Manhattan, Central Park; 06/24/1997
[Met Performance] CID:328470
Carmen {860}
New York, Brooklyn, Marine Park; 06/27/1997
[Met Performance] CID:328490
Carmen {861}
Montclair, New Jersey, Brookdale Park; 06/30/1997
[Met Performance] CID:328510
Carmen {862}
New Brunswick, New Jersey, Buccleuch Park; 07/3/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330009
Carmen {864}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/25/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330018
Carmen {865}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/27/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330024
Carmen {866}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/30/1997
Review
[Met Performance] CID:330033
Carmen {867}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/3/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330051
Carmen {868}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/9/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330087
Carmen {869}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/21/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330102
Carmen {870}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/25/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330111
Carmen {871}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330123
Carmen {872}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/1/1997
[Met Performance] CID:350187
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {511}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2002
Debuts: Paula Almerares, Juan Diego Flórez, Rodion Pogossov
[Met Performance] CID:350188
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {512}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350189
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {513}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350190
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {514}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350191
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {515}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350192
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {516}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350335
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {517}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/02/2002
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350193
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {518}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/06/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350194
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {519}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/09/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350195
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {520}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/2002
Debut: Vesselina Kasarova
[Met Performance] CID:350196
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {521}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350197
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {522}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350198
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {523}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350199
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {524}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/26/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350350
Carmen {896}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2002
Debut: Ludovic Tézier
[Met Performance] CID:350353
Carmen {897}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350357
Carmen {898}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/14/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350360
Carmen {899}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350371
Carmen {900}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350366
Carmen {901}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/25/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350374
Carmen {902}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/30/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350377
Carmen {903}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/02/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350393
Carmen {904}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/05/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350390
Carmen {905}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/09/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350451
Carmen {906}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/02/2003
Debut: Laura Knoop Very
[Met Performance] CID:350454
Carmen {907}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350459
Carmen {908}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350462
Carmen {909}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350466 Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Carmen {910}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2003
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353488
La Traviata {957}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353495 
La Traviata {958}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353505
La Traviata {959}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353509
La Traviata {960}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2010
[Met Performance] CID:354208 
La Fille du Régiment {103}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2011
Debut: Christian Räth
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354215
La Fille du Régiment {104}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354233
La Fille du Régiment {105}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354245
Madama Butterfly {835}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354249 
La Fille du Régiment {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354259
Madama Butterfly {836}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354265
La Fille du Régiment {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354267
Madama Butterfly {837}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354268
La Fille du Régiment {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/02/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354282
La Fille du Régiment {109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354722
Premiere of abridged version
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {601}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354736 
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {602}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354745
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {603}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354754
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {604}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354757
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {605}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354764
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {606}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2013
Debut: Holli Harrison
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354767
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {607}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/05/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355740
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {257}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2015
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355750
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {258}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355762
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355772
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {260}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355763 
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {261}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2015
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355793
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {262}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2015

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