Bio: Although Sébastien Rouland studied violoncello, it became very early obvious that he was to become a conductor. His mentors were Pierre Cao and Marc Minkowski. Time and again he has proved to be an enthusiastic and genuine champion of the French music, from Rameau to Offenbach, Massenet and Poulenc. As for every great conductor, his repertoire is however not exclusive at all, including Haendel, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Wagner, Britten, Glass as well as many other composers. From 2002 to 2004 he was first guest conductor at the Lucerne Opera where he soon proved with brio his musical versatility, conducting Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Gluck's Armide,Mozart's Lucio Silla and Die Zauberflöte, Rossini's Mosé in Egitto, Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer and Bizet's Carmen. He has since performed as a guest conductor in opera companies such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Opéra Comique Paris, the Opéra de Lyon, the Opéra national du Rhin, the Theater St Gall, the Theater Bern, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, zhe Staatsoper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Oper Leipzig, the Vienna Volksoper, the St Gall Festival, the Bergen Festival, the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, the Tel Aviv Opera, the Mexico City Opera and the Teatro del Bicentenario in León (Mexico). In 2015 Sébastien Rouland made his successful debut at the Opéra national de Paris conducting Gluck's Alceste. Further plans include Messager's Monsieur Beaucaire in Radio-France (concert version), Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Handel's Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Staatsoper Berlin, Lehár's Das Land des Lächeln at the Tours Opera, Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich as well as at the Korean National Opera in Seoul and Handel's Almira at the Staatsoper Hamburg. Sébastien Rouland has performed in concert with orchestras such as the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra Iasi, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Riga, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo, the Portugese National Orchestra, the St Gall Symphonie Orchestra, the Camerata Zürich, the Orchestra of the City of Nürnberg, the Orchestra of the Handel Festival in Halle, the Orchestra of the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, the Staatskapelle in Karlsruhe, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Francfort, the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Innsbruck Symphonie Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, the Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble and the Orchestre National de Lyon. A DVD of La vie parisienne in Lyon is available on the label Virgin Classics (2008). Since 2018 he has been the General Musik Director of the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken Germany.