Philippe Forget

Guest Conductor

Philippe Forget is an orchestral conductor and composer. He works regularly for Opera de Lyon where he has conducted performances of The Tales of Hoffmann, The Damnation of Faust, The Child and the Spells and operas by Copland, Blacher and Glass. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Campinas in San Paolo, the Hudson Valley Orchestra in the USA, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the National Orchestra of Lorraine, Opéra de Limoges, Opéra National de Bordeaux and Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris. He has served as Associate Conductor of the Camerata de Bourgogne and from 2008 to 2013 was chief conductor in residence of the Orchestre Regional Bayonne-Cote Basque. In 2009 he was invited by the International Festival in Verbier to conduct performances of Don Giovanni. Since 2014 he has appeared as guest conductor at the Festival Opéra des Landes where he has conducted Carmen, La Boheme, Rigoletto, Werther, Faust and La Traviata. His compositions have been performed at the Studio-Opéra-Bastille in Paris, the Florence Gamo Festival in Italy, the Edinburgh and Ramsgate Festivals in the UK and on Radio France. Philippe Forget is currently music director of Orphéon-La Compagnie Vocale in Lyon and artistic director of the Labeaume Festival of Music. His projects include collaborations with punk star Iggy Pop, rap singer Oxmo Puccino and the artist Jane Birkin.

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