Praised for the elegance and intensity of his interpretations, French maestro Pierre Vallet is a frequent guest conductor with the world’s great opera companies. Career highlights include Madama Butterfly and Faust at the Metropolitan Opera; Tannhäuser, Carmen, and The Tales of Hoffmann at L’opéra national de Paris; Samson et Dalila (2017) and Carmen (2018) at The Dallas Opera; Orfeo at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Don Carlo at the Lithuanian National Opera Theater; La Juive at the Göteborg Opera, Sweden; Faust at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona. The New York Times selected his North American premiere performance of Persée et Andromède as one of the top ten classical performances in New York in 2016. Maestro Vallet’s symphonic work includes appearances at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London; the Camerata Royal in Bucharest; the Filarmonica Brasov; the National Philharmonic of Chisinau, Moldova; the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Spoleto Festival USA. For the past 21 years, he has been associated with the Metropolitan Opera, first as pianist and coach and then as conductor. As a pianist, he has performed in duo recitals with some of the world’s most renowned singers, including Joyce DiDonato, Natalie Dessay, Maria Guleghina, Denyce Graves (at the White House), Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Roberto Alagna (at the Vienna State Opera), and Nancy Herrera (at the Teatro Solis in Montevideo).