Forward To The Past Under Paris Opera’s New Chief

Nicolas Joël opened his first season at the helm of the company with Gounod’s dimly remembered Mireille. “Starting the new era with a half-forgotten, 19th-century opera in a period-style production is, of course, not an innocent coincidence. It’s an explicit break with the policy of Joël’s predecessor, Gérard Mortier, who favored overbearing directors and willful reinterpretations.”

Source: Bloomberg 09/22/09