He was chosen of general director of Opéra Comique from 2007. And also directed operas "L'Etoile" by Emmanuel Chabrier
(2007 December, season opening), "Zampa" by Ferdinand Hérold
(2008 March, December) and "Fra Diavolo" by Daniel-François Auber
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Has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign.