Philippe Auguin

Conductor

Biography

Maestro 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 of Doktor FaustDie Frau Ohne SchattenLa BohèmeLohengrinToscaMadama Butterfly, and Arabella. At the Vienna Staatsoper he conducted Die Tote Stadt,  La Forza del Destino, Madama Butterly, La Bohème, Aida, Simon Boccanegra, and Tosca, etc.  At the Deutsche Oper Berlin for TannhäuserDer Fliegende Holländer, Aida, Carmen, Fidelio, etc; Opera Australia for La Traviata, Tannhäuser, and Capriccio; Teatro Colón Buenos Aires for Manon; Savonlinna Opera Festival for Mefistofele, Lohengrin, Der Fliegende Hollander, and Tosca.

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, etc. 

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. He conducted the London Symphony in Westminster Abbey at the memorial for Sir Georg Solti in 1998.

In 2015, Philippe Auguin recorded with the Vienna Philharmonic the Opera sequences (La Nozze di Figaro, Turandot) used in the film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson (Paramount Pictures). 

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.

He was Music Director of the Washington National Opera (WNO) from 2010/11 on. He held the post through the 2017-2018 season, and took the title of music director emeritus upon his departure from the company.

Starting from this season, Mr. Auguin is the General Music Director of the Greek National Opera in Athens.

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