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Philippe Forget

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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 is currently associated artist with Opéra de Limoges. His engagements as guest conductor include the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica Campinas in San Paolo, the Hudson Valley Orchestra in the USA, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, National Orchestra of Bretagne, Opera National de Bordeaux and the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris. He has served as Associate Conductor of the Camerata de Bourgogne, and from 2008 to 2013 he was resident Chief Conductor 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 Opera des Landes in the Canary Islands where he has performed Carmen, La Boheme, Rigoletto, Werther, Faust, La Traviata and Pelléas et Mélisande. His compositions have been performed on Radio France, at the Studio-Opéra-Bastille in Paris, the Florence Gamo Festival in Italy and the Edinburgh Festival and Ramsgate Festival in the UK. Philippe Forget is currently Musical Director of the ensemble Orpheon-La Compagnie Vocale in Lyon and the 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. In 2021 he was honoured with the Knight of Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic.





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