Jean-Luc Tingaud

Conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud has specialized in neglected French opera in addition to the standard repertory. He also has an active career as an orchestral conductor. Born in 1969, Tingaud studied conducting and piano at the Paris Conservatory. He founded an orchestra, Ostinato, which he conducted in a production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, and which has continued to perform. Tingaud was hired as an assistant to conductor Manuel Rosenthal, who was still active as a nonagenarian and who had studied with Maurice Ravel; in this way, Tingaud absorbed some of the more arcane aspects of the French operatic tradition. He became a specialist in neglected French operas, conducting performances of such works as Massenet's Sapho, Chabrier's Le roi malgré lui, and Reynaldo Hahn's Ciboulette, among many others. Many of these performances took ... Read Full Biography

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