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French conductor.

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak studied in Paris at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and quickly worked with most of the opera companies in France, including Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Toulon, Lyon, Nantes, Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence. His Paris debut was at the Opéra de Bastille with Les Brigands (Offenbach).

His British debut in 1995 was conducting Scottish Opera's new production of another Offenbach classic, La belle Hélène, under the name Emmanuel Joël. He returned to the company for three further new productions, Aïda (1999), La traviata (2008) and Hansel and Gretel. Further appearances in Britain include Don Quichotte, Les pêcheurs de perles, Thaïs and La bohème with ENO. He also conducted Boïeldieu's La dame blanche at the Wexford Festival.

Appearances in the United States include San Francisco (Carmen, La bohème, Don Carlos, and Samson et Dalila); New York City Opera (La traviata); Los Angeles  (Don Pasquale); Cincinnati (Faust); Houston (Roméo et Juliette, Manon); Washington DC (Vanessa), Philadelphia (La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein) and Minneapolis (Salome).

His many other engagements around the world include Moscow Bolshoi (Carmen); Sydney (Il trovatore, Manon); Auckland (Faust, La bohème); Oslo (Werther, Dialogues des Carmélites); Melbourne (Tales of Hoffmann); Tenerife (Madama Butterfly) and Gothenburg (Pelléas et Mélisande, Dialogues des Carmélites). He has also worked in Leipzig (Tales of Hoffmann), Tel Aviv (Werther) and Maastricht (L'étoile).

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