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 debut at the Korean National Opera in Seoul (Manon) and at the Tel Aviv Opera (Manon) as well as a new collaboration with the Frankfurt Opera in co-production with the Opéra royal de Wallonie.
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.