Cincinnati Symphony’s Louis Langrée named next music director of Opéra-Comique in Paris

Posted on: October 22, 2021

“Louis Langrée, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is the new director of the Opéra-Comique in Paris,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Thursday’s (10/21) Cincinnati Business Courier. “The announcement was made in Paris on Thursday afternoon. Langrée, 60, CSO music director since 2013 … will be working in his native France, and he will also again focus on operatic conducting. The music director of the Opéra National de Lyon early in his career, Langrée is a regular guest in the pit of the Metropolitan Opera. Besides the Opéra-Comique, he’s also conducted opera at the Vienna State Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bavarian State Opera. Langrée succeeds Olivier Mantei, who is heading to the Philharmonie de Paris.… The company [pointed] to Langrée’s fine record in Cincinnati, not only artistically but also institutionally. The Opéra-Comique’s distinguished history goes back to the opera company’s founding in 1714. Langrée also has been music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival in Lincoln Center since 2003. Langrée opens the CSO’s subscription season Oct. 29.” The appointment follows June’s announcement that Langrée will remain at the Cincinnati Symphony through 2024.