Philippe Auguin - Conductor - W Print

Among the most sought-after conductors of his generation, Philippe Auguin has led an extraordinary career conducting masterworks in the most prestigious opera houses and with orchestras around the world.

From 2010 to 2018 he has been the Music Director of the Washington National Opera (WNO) and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Philippe Auguin studied conducting in Vienna and Florence.  He was the assistant conductor and musical assistant of Herbert von Karajan until 1989. From this date, Sir Georg Solti chose him as his assistant conductor for opera productions and concerts in Salzburg, Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Milan.

Mr. Auguin is a consummate conductor with an extensive history performing with extraordinary opera houses and orchestras. In past seasons, he has led performances at the Metropolitan Opera (Doktor Faust, Die Frau Ohne Schatten, La Bohème, Lohengrin, Tosca,Madama Butterfly, and Arabella); at the Vienna Staatsoper (Die Tote Stadt, La Forza del Destino, Madama Butterly, La Bohème, Aida, Simon Boccanegra, and Tosca, etc.); at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Aida, Carmen, Fidelio); Opera Australia (La Traviata, Tannhäuser, and Capriccio); Teatro Colón Buenos Aires (Manon); Savonlinna Opera Festival (Mefistofele, Lohengrin, Der Fliegende Hollander, and Tosca);  Teatro a la Scala (Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Macbeth, La Forza del Destino and others); The Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Carmen, Tosca, Un Ballo in MascheraLa Traviata); The Royal Albert Hall (La Traviata); LA Opera (Doktor Faust); Le Grand Théâtre de Genève (Der Rosenkavalier); the New Tokyo Opera (Tannhäuser); at the Salzburg Festival (Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra).  In 2005, he brought Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen to the International Beijing Music Festival, marking the first-ever performances of the complete Ring in China. 

As a symphonic conductor, he has led concert performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Munich Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, the BBC Symphony London, the Royal Philharmonic, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the China Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the NHK Philharmonic in Tokyo, the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony, to name a few. 

Philippe Auguin’s broad symphonic repertoire spans the canon, reaching from early music to the emblematic works of Bruckner, Strauss, Stravinsky and Bartok, and the complete symphonic works of Gustav Mahler. Also renowned for his work with contemporary composers, Mr. Auguin has conducted pieces by Hans-Werner Henze, Peter Maxwell Davies, Aribert Reimann, Peter Ruzicka, and Pierre Boulez.

Maestro Auguin was made an Honorary Consul of the French Republic in 2002. For his contribution to German culture, he was awarded the Cross of Federal Merit of the German Republic in 2005.

Plans include: Die fliegende Höllander at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki; Macbeth (new production) at the Festival Verdi in Parma; Simon Boccanegra at the Wiener Staatsoper; Rigoletto at Savonlinna Opera Festival.


August 2018

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