Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director
The French conductor Louis Langrée has been music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival since December 2002, and he was named Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director in August 2006. Mr. Langrée is also music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the Camerata Salzburg.
Highlights of the 2013–14 season include his debuts with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Don Giovanni) and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Vienna Konzerthaus. He conducts the Camerata Salzburg in Berlin, Baden-Baden, Vienna, Salzburg, Naples, and Bucharest. He also continues his relationships with the Vienna State Opera (La traviata) and the Opéra Comique in Paris (Pelléas et Mélisande).
Mr. Langrée has conducted the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as chamber orchestras including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He also regularly conducts period-instrument orchestras such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Le Concert d’Astrée.
He has a long-term relationship with the Metropolitan Opera and has also conducted at La Scala in Milan, Royal Opera House–Covent Garden in London, Semperoper Dresden, Opéra Bastille and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Festival appearances have included the Vienna Festival, Mozartwoche Salzburg, BBC Proms, Glyndebourne Festival, and Aix-en-Provence Festival. He has held positions as music director of the Orchestre de Picardie, Opéra National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, and Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
Mr. Langrée’s discography includes award-winning recordings for Virgin Classics, Universal, and Naïve. Many of his recordings have won awards, including Gramophone and Midem Classical Awards and the Diapason d’Or. In 2006, Mr. Langrée was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.