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Yves Abel is the Chief Conductor designate of the NordwestDeutsche Philarmonie, Germany, starting in 2015.
Principal Guest Conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 2005 to 2011, Yves Abel is a regular guest at the world’s great opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, La Scala, Milan, Vienna Staatsoper, Opera National de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.  
In concert, he has conducted major symphony orchestras world wide in cities which include Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Lyon, Toulouse, Dublin, Liverpool, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Genova, Napoli, Bologna, Porto, Berlin, to name a few.
Founder and Music Director of L'Opéra Francais de New York, he has breathed new life into many  rare French operas including the world premiere of Dusapin’s ‘To be Sung’.
In 2009 he was awarded the title Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.


October 3rd, 2014

Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto

November and December 2014

Opera de Paris
Hånsel und Gretel


September 2014

Yves Abel conducted his first Otello (Verdi) at the Opera de Oviedo to rave reviews