Bigot, Eugène, French conductor; b. Rennes, Feb. 28, 1888; d. Paris, July 17, 1965. He studied violin and piano at the Rennes Cons, and later at the Paris Cons. In 1913 he was named chorus master at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris; subsequently toured Europe with the Ballets Suédois; also conducted the Paris Cons. Orch. (1923–25); then served as music director at the Théâtres des Champs-Élysées (1925–27). In 1935 he became president and director of the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris, a post he held until 1950; he also was principal conductor of the Paris Opéra-Comique (1936–47). From 1947 until his death he was chief conductor of the Paris Radio Orch.
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