No prophet is accepted in his own country is an old biblical saying. Sébastien Rouland’s career seems to prove this as far as his past season is concerned: Germany beats France 3:2! Germany: Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, Die Zauberflöte (Berlin State Opera), Almira (Hamburg State Opera); France: Monsieur Beaucaire (Opéra Comique de Paris), The Land of Smiles (Opéra de Tours).
Right at the beginning of the new season Germany scores once again: The newly appointed managing-director of the Saarbrücken Theatre invited Sébastien Rouland to conduct a challenging masterpiece of the Grand Opéra for the opening of his first season: Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini. Opening-night on September 10, 2017.