French conductor Emmanuel Plasson made his Royal Ballet debut in 1997, conducting The Royal Ballet on tour in the USA. He has since returned to conduct La Valse, Symphonic Variations, Lilac Garden, Gloria, Giselle, Les Biches, A Month in the Country, Méditation from Thaïs, Voices of Spring, Monotones I and II, Marguerite and Armand, Scènes de ballet, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux for The Royal Ballet. In the 2016/17 Season he returns to conduct The Dream, Symphonic Variations and Marguerite and Armand.
Plasson trained at the Vienna Hochschule and the Pierre Monteux School, and in 1994 won the Donatella Flick International Conducting Competition. His opera engagements include Les Pêcheurs de perles for Tulsa Opera, L’Etoile for Bergen National Opera, Faust and Lakmé for Opéra de Montréal, Werther for Royal Danish Opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Hamburg State Opera and Opéra de Lyon, Manon Lescaut for Dallas Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia for Minnesota Opera, L’Enfant et les sortilèges for Opera North and La traviata for Opera Australia.
Plasson has appeared as a guest conductor worldwide with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra and the Pau Symphony Orchestra.