Agathe Mélinand Dramatist


Stage director, dramaturg and librettist, Agathe Mélinand was, from 2008 to the end of 2017 co-director, with Laurent Pelly, of the Toulouse Théâtre National, after having been deputy artistic and communication director of the Centre Dramatique National des Alpes in Grenoble and co-director of the company Le Pélican. She has worked as a freelance film press officer and organized several retrospectives on the history of the 7th Art. 

In Toulouse, she has done new translations of Goldoni and Gozzi's plays The Liar and The Green Bird and The Birds by Aristophanes, as well as translations, adaptations and writing of numerous other works. She has staged Monsieur le 6, Tennessee Williams - Short Stories, Satie - Memoirs of an Amnesiac, Histoire de Babar le Petit Éléphant. In 2017, she directed an adaptation of Marcel Proust, Enfance et Adolescence by Jean Santeuil. In 2020, she wrote and directed The Little Book of Anna Magdalena Bach.

She has collaborated with Laurent Pelly on Offenbach's King Carrot (Opéra national de Lyon), La Fille du régiment (Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, London, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Vienna Staatsoper, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Paris Opera... ), Chabrier's L'Étoile (Amsterdam National Opera), Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne Festival), La Vie parisienne, Monsieur Choufleuri, L'Île de Tulipatan and A Trip to the Moon (Opéra de Lyon, Opéra Comique), The Tales of Hoffmann (Lausanne, San Francisco, Barcelona, Lyon, Berlin), La Périchole (Opéra de Marseille), La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Théâtre du Châtelet, Grand Théâtre de Genève), Orpheus in the Underworlds (Théâtre du Châtelet, Genève), La Belle Hélène (Théâtre du Châtelet), L’Elisir d’amore (Paris Opera). 

Recent projects include the writing of additional texts for Richard Jones' production of The Damnation of Faust at the Glyndebourne Festival. 

She also participated in the concert and recording of Fantasio for Opera Rara.

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