Stage director

Vincent Boussard

Biography

After debuting as a stage-director at the Studio Theatre of the Comédie-Française, Vincent Boussard decided to devote himself to opera when William Christie offered him to direct Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2001. This turned out to be the upbeat to his career which lead him first to the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie (Mozart’s Il Re Pastore and Così fan tutte, Cavalli’s Eliogabalo and the world-premiere of Benoît Mernier’s Frühlingserwachen), to the Opéra du Rhin, the Marseille Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Salamanca Opera, the Teatro Arriaga Bilbao, the Teatro sociale di Como, the Teatro Fraschini di Pavia, the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Le Nozze di Figaro), the Spoleto Festival, the Haendel Festival in Halle, the Innsbruck Festival and the Amazonas Festival in Manaus.

Within the last years he has directed Agrippina, Candide as well as Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Berlin State Opera, Hamlet at the Marseille Opera, the Opéra national du Rhin and the Lausanne Opera, Carmen at the Stockholm Royal Opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bavarian State Opera, the Graz Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Teatro Liceu Barcelona and the Lithuanian National Opera in Vilnius, Adriana Lecouvreur and Ezio (Gluck) at the Frankfurt Opera, Radamisto at the Theater an der Wien, Salome and Lohengrin at the St. Gallen Theatre, La finta giardiniera at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Madama Butterfly and La Fanciulla del West at the Hamburg State Opera, Louise, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, L'amico Fritz and La Traviata at the Opéra national du Rhin, La Favorite and Un Ballo in Maschera at the Théâtre du Capitole, Manon at the Lithuanian National Opera, La Traviata at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Otello at the Salzburg Easter Festival and at the Dresden Semperoper, Le Prophète (Meyerbeer) at the Essen Aaltotheater.

His upcoming projects include his debuts with the Bucharest State Opera (Tosca) and at the Tel Aviv Opera (Manon) as well as further engagements with the Teatro Liceu Barcelona, the San Francisco Opera and the Frankfurt Opera.

Vincent Boussard has collaborated with conductors such as Yves Abel, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Lionel Bringuier, Riccardo Frizza, Daniel Harding, René Jacobs, Alexander Joel, Carlo Montanaro, Andreas Spering, and Christian Thielemann.

Some of his productions have been TV broadcasted and successfully released on DVD: Frühlingserwachen ("Diapason d'or" award), Don Giovanni (ARTE-Live-broadcast), Dido&Aeneas, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Madama Butterfly and Otello.

September 2017

Short Biography

After his debut as a stage-director at the Studio Theatre of the Comédie-Française, Vincent Boussard devoted himself to opera-staging since 2001. He has meanwhile staged approximately 40 different opera from Cavalli to contemporary composers, from Bellini to Wagner, from Mozart to French Grand Opéra, from Puccini to Weill. He has worked for companies such as the Opéra Royal de la Monnaie, the Opéra National du Rhin, the Marseille Opera, the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Berlin State Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Munich State Opera, the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, the Stockholm Royal Opera, the Theater an der Wien, the San Francisco Opera, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Innsbruck Festival, the Spoleto Festival and the Manaus Festival joining productions under the baton of Yves Abel, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Lionel Bringuier, Riccardo Frizza, Daniel Harding, René Jacobs, Alexander Joel, Carlo Montanaro, Andreas Spering and Christian Thielemann. His upcoming projects include his debuts with the Bucharest State Opera (Tosca) and the Tel Aviv Opera (Manon) as well as further engagements with the Teatro Liceu Barcelona, the San Francisco Opera, the Théâtre du Capitole and the Frankfurt Opera. Some of his productions have been TV-broadcasted and released on DVD: Frühlingserwachen („Diapason d’or“ aeard), Don Giovanni, Dido&Aeneas, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Favorite, Madama Butterfly and Otello.

September 2017

Contact

Laurent Delage
General Management

Phone
+43 (0) 699 17 06 74 05

Laurent Delage