Passionate about opera, Hervé Niquet frequently conducts staged productions, either with Le Concert Spirituel or as a guest-conductor. He has worked with stage directors of most diverse styles such as Mariame Clément, Georges Lavaudant, Gilles and Corinne Benizio (alias Shirley and Dino), Joachim Schlömer, Christian Schiaretti (Rameau’s Castor et Pollux at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris), Christoph Marthaler and Romeo Castelucci (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Théâtre royal de La Monnaie in Brussels).
Furthermore his personal commitment concerning next generation educative initiatives in music (Académie d’Ambronay, Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye aux Dames, Schola Cantorum, CNSMD de Lyon, McGill University in Montreal) as well as masterclasses and lectures are of greatest importance for him. It is an essential part of his professional engagement to spread and to forward the results of his research and interpretation, the most updated discoveries of musicology and both reality and demands of a musician’s life.
Hervé Niquet has been made Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite and an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.