Yannis Pouspourikas


Conductor
French conductor Yannis Pouspourikas has been the music director of Essen's Aalto Theatre since the 2013/14 season. He pursued his music studies first at the Conservatoire supérieur de Genève and later at Oper Zürich, where he won a first prize in orchestra conducting. He made his debut in 1999 in Geneva, with the opera Die Fledermaus. Afterwards, Sir Simon Rattle invited him to join him at the Glyndebourne Festival as assistant conductor. Between 2002 and 2004, he filled the same position with the Opéra national de Paris. He has served as a permanent guest conductor with the Orchestre National de Lyon since 2004, and he also functioned in a similar capacity for the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse from 2005 until 2009. In 2008, he became the music director of the Flemish Opera (of Antwerp and Ghent), where he has presented a varied repertoire that has included Britten's opera Peter Grimes, Saint-Saëns's Samson et Delila, Bernstein's Candide, Massenet's Hérodiade, and Kurt Weill's opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. He continues to work regularly at the Glyndebourne Festival, as well as at the Chorégies d'Orange opera festival and other theatres, such as Madrid's Teatro Real, the Grand Théâtre de Geneve and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.
In addition to his operatic work, he is also a recognised conductor of the symphonic repertoire, including with such ensembles as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre national de Lorraine and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid.
His first album, which featured the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande playing Tibor Harsányi's The Brave Little Tailor and Saint-Saëns's The Carnival of the Animals, earned many accolades. His next album, which will be released in the near future, features the orchestra of the Flemish Opera performing Dirk d’Ase's opera l’Intruse.

Performances

2019. February 15.2019-02-15
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
2019. February 16.2019-02-16
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
2019. February 16.2019-02-16
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
2019. February 17.2019-02-17
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
2019. February 23.2019-02-23
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
2019. February 24.2019-02-24
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
2019. October 26.2019-10-26
La fille mal gardée
2019. October 26.2019-10-26
La fille mal gardée
2019. October 27.2019-10-27
La fille mal gardée
2019. October 27.2019-10-27
La fille mal gardée
2019. October 30.2019-10-30
La fille mal gardée
2019. October 31.2019-10-31
La fille mal gardée
2019. November 1.2019-11-01
La fille mal gardée
2019. November 3.2019-11-03
La fille mal gardée
2019. November 3.2019-11-03
La fille mal gardée