Stage director

Jean-Claude Berutti

Biography

Jean-Claude Berutti is a free lance stage director. From 2002 through 2011 he was the artistic director of the Comédie de Saint-Etienne, one of the leading theatres in France. He has a special dedication to rediscovery of rarely staged or forgotten texts.

In the opera, he has been staging for over 20 years works such as Louise by Gustave Charpentier (La Monnaie in Brussels, 1983, Francfort Opera, 1986), Manfred by Schumann (La Monnaie, Opéra de Lyon, 1993), Le Meuble Rouge by Alberto Bruni-Tedeschi (Avignon Opera, 1995), Il Mercato di Malmantile by Cimarosa (Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, 1996), Dantons Tod by Gottfried von Einem (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, 1998), Faust by Gounod (Lyon Opera, 2000), Passagio by Luciano Berio (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, 2001), Rusalka (Lyon Opera and New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, 2002), Lohengrin by Sciarrino (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, 2002), L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi (CNSM, Paris, 2004), König Kandaules by Zemlinsky (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Nancy Opera, 2006), L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti (Leipzig Opera, 2007), Wiener Blut by Johann Strauβ (Nancy Opera, 2008), Tannhäuser (Opéra national de Bordeaux), Otello by Verdi (Opéra national de Lorraine, 2010), Smetana's Die verkaufte Braut (Staatstheater Braunschweig) and Verdi's Ernani (Lithuanian National Opera Theatre, 2013).

In the last years, two of his theatre productions have been especially acclaimed by both the audience and the international critics: Les Temps difficiles by Edouard Bourdet at the Comédie-Française and Goldoni's forgotten Trilogy, Zelinda and Lindoro, which was awarded the Goldlittle Lion at the Biennale of Venice in 2007. He has recently staged Gorki's Summer guests and Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Bad Hersfeld Festival, Molière's Le malade imaginaire at the National Theater in Cyprus, Saturn kommt zurück von Noa Haidle at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and Total glücklich by Silke Hassler at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna. With his own company, the "Compagnie Jean-Claude Berutti", he tours France with theatre productions on a regular basis.

Jean-Claude Berutti has collaborated with conductors such as Sylvain Cambreling, Philippe Herreweghe, Jonathan Nott, Emmanuelle Haïm, Bernhard Kontarsky, Emmanuel Krivine, Christophe Rousset and Ivan Fischer, among others.

September 2018

Short Biography

Jean-Claude Berutti is a free lance stage director. From 2002 through 2011 he was the artistic director of the Comédie de Saint-Etienne, one of the leading theatres in France. He has been staging opera for over 20 years with companies such as the  Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Frankfurt Opera, the Leipzig Opera, the Staatstheater Braunschweig, the Opéra national de Lyon, the Opéra d'Avignon, the Opéra national de Lorraine, the Opéra national du Rhin, the Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Lithuanian National Opera Theatre and the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv.

September 2018

Links

Jean-Claude Berutti's blog

Contact

Laurent Delage
General Management for Opera

Phone
+43 (0) 699 17 06 74 05

Laurent Delage