"Romeo & Julietta at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein: "The best thing about the young French conductor Marie Jacquot when she takes us on Gounod's musical journey into the night she exposes the finest French timbres of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra"
"Convincing to perfect - a promising debut in the Philharmonie"
Marie Jacquot has played her way into the forefront of exciting young conductors through numerous outstanding debuts with top-class orchestras, her consistent musical work and her interest in exploring a wide-ranging repertoire.
From the 2023/24 season, Marie Jacquot is Principal Guest Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker, with whom she has already appeared at the Bregenz Festival, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Vienna Musikverein. In summer 2024, she will take over the position as Principal Conductor of the Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen. Additionally, Jacquot has been named as the new Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, beginning her tenure in the summer of 2026.
Already in 2023/24, Marie Jacquot is guest conductor at the Copenhagen Opera for a new production of "Eugene Onegin". Debuts this season will take her to Oper Frankfurt (Die Zauberflöte) and to a world premiere by Marc-André Dalbavie at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, among others, as well as in concerts to Munich Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Successful debuts and re-invitations of the past seasons include a.o. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Symphony Orchestras of Bavarian Radio Munich, WDR Cologne, HR Frankfurt and mdr Leipzig, as well as DSO Berlin, the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
She has also conducted premieres and performances in a wide repertoire at prominent opera houses, including Semperoper Dresden (Eötvös' "The GoldenDragon", "Carmen"), Staatsoper Stuttgart ("Medée", "Don Giovanni"), Deutsche Oper Berlin ("La traviata"), Komische Oper Berlin (Thomas' "Hamlet"), Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg (world premiere by Thierry Pécou), Flemish Opera Antwerp/Gent ("Le nozze di Figaro") and Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy ("L'amour des trois oranges").
Between 2016 and 2019, Marie Jacquot was First Kapellmeister and Deputy General Music Director in Würzburg. From 2019, she was First Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf / Duisburg for three years, where she conducted the new productions of "La Clemenza di Tito", "Roméo etJuliette" and "The Nutcracker", as well as concerts of Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Duisburger Philharmoniker.
After studying trombone in Paris, Marie Jacquot studied conducting in Vienna and Weimar, attended various master classes and held a scholarship of the Conductors' Forum of the German Music Council. In 2016, she was assistant to Kirill Petrenko at the Bavarian State Opera for the world premiere of Miroslav Srnka's "South Pole" and subsequently conducted two productions of her own at the Munich Opera Festival.
Her awards include the "Ernst Schuch Prize" in 2019, as well as a nomination for "Newcomer of the year" at the International OperaAwards.