Jean-Luc Tingaud – The First Guest Conductor of Beethoven Academy Orchestra
After studying the piano and conducting at the Paris National Conservatoire, Jean-Luc Tingaud was chosen by Manuel Rosenthal to be his assistant. Rosenthal, himself a pupil of Maurice Ravel, was a formative influence, instilling in the younger man his passion for French music.
Opera has always been one of Jean-Luc Tingaud's main interests. Since 2001 he has been a regular guest at the Wexford Festival where, amongst other things, he has conducted Massenet’s Sapho, Fauré’s Pénélope, and Chabrier’s Le roi malgré lui. Other engagements have included Hahn's Ciboulette for Opera Zuid, Offenbach’s L’île de Tulipatan for Opéra National de Lyon, Le nozze di Figaro, Mireille, L’elisir d’amore, La bohème, Così fan tutte, Carmen and Faust at the Théâtre d'Herblay in Paris, Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette at the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Tosca in Besançon, Werther at the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca, La damnation de Faust in Reims, Véronique in Metz, Pelléas et Mélisande and Carmen at the Opéra de Toulon, Hahn’s Mozart at the Spoleto Festival, Carmen for Palm Beach Opera, Le siège de Corinthe at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Faust at the Macerata Festival, The Turn of the Screw at the Opéra de Lille, Pelléas et Mélisande in Rennes, L’heure espagnole with l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris, Dialogues des carmélites and Madama Butterfly for Pittsburgh Opera and Pelléas et Mélisande at the Prague National Theatre.
His discography includes Sapho recorded at Wexford (Fonè), Werther recorded at Martina Franca (Dynamic), La voix humaine recorded at Compiègne (DVD) and Le siège de Corinthe (Naxos) recorded at Bad Wildbad. He has recently recorded two further CDs for Naxos with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, the first, of music by Dukas (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, La péri and Symphony in C) and the second, of music by Bizet (Roma, Patrie, Jeux d’enfants etc.) both of which have received outstanding reviews; the third new CD, of music by d’Indy (including Symphony No.2) and the fourth one of music by Poulenc. Two further recordings of music by Franck and Massenet with the RSNO will be released by Naxos in 2020.
In the symphonic field, Jean-Luc Tingaud has been named First guest conductor of the Poland based Beethoven Academy Orchestra since September 2019. He is also artistic director of Orchestre-Atelier Ostinato in Paris. Other orchestras he has worked with include the English Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Orchestra of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, the Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Warsaw and Krakow Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre de Picardie and Orchestre de Bretagne.
Recent engagements have included The Pearl Fishers for English National Opera, La bohème at Pittsburgh Opera, his debut at the Arena di Verona conducting Roméo et Juliette, La fille du régiment at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Herculanum by Félicien David at the Wexford Festival, Faust in Modena, Carmen and The Abduction of the Seraglio at The Grange Festival, as well as his Japan debut in Carmen at Tokyo NNTT. Future plans include Fernand Cortezby Spontini at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, L’Ange de Nisida at the Donizetti opera festival in Bergamo, Lakmé at the NCPA Beijing and his debut with NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.