Even more than being a stage-director, Pierre-Emmanuel is a musician having been decorated with four first-prizes from the music-conservatory of his hometown Rouen!
Before starting out for the stage-director’s work, he always acts as a musician by studying the score carefully. Only following this first step, he starts developing his staging conception. As recognizing opera in general as a total work of art, he is setting value not only to take over the staging, but also to create the design of settings and costumes. A stage-director being able to excel in all three fields is certainly extraordinary! The artistic result is then uncommonly homogeneous and remarkably consistent which he succeeded to demonstrate with Don Pasquale at the Theater Biel-Solothurn and at the Metz Opera as well as with The Land of Smiles at the Tours Opera and at the Avignon Opera recently.
The kick-off of Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau’s upcoming season will be his debut with the Opéra du Rhin where he will be in charge of staging, settings and costumes of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Opening-night in Strasbourg on September 18, 2018.