A graduate in philology from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Charles-Alexandre Creton wrote a study on Berlioz's Les Troyens under the direction of Pierre Judet de la Combe and Christophe Corbier: Berlioz's Les Troyens: genealogy of an artistic knowledge of antiquity in the 19th century.
Convinced that art is essential to the evolution of social movements against oppressive systems, he wrote an essay for the Paris-Nanterre University with the philosopher Judith Revel: Allié.e.s:Allies: reflection on artistic and activist forms of intersectional thinking. During his studies, he was involved in various research-action programmes with the historian and producer Karine Le Bail.
He worked on the creation of Offenbach’s Fantasio at the Opéra-Comique, staged by Thomas Jolly and conducted by Laurent Campellone, and on the creation of Philippe Manoury’s Kein Licht, directed by Nicolas Stemann. Alongside conductor Bruno Mantovani, he took part in the artistic programming of a meeting between the Orchestre national de France and the Tréteaux de France at the Maison de la Radio and joined the team of Vincent Josse's La Récréation on France Inter.
In 2017, he joined the Paris Opera Academy where he works with Myriam Mazouzi, director, and Christian Schirm, artistic director, as playwright and Publishing and Communication Manager. For the Paris Opera’s 350th anniversary, and for Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of Les Troyens, he wrote a series of articles dedicated to Berlioz’s work, Une Histoire des Troyens, published in the Paris Opera’s online magazine.
He also published another series of articles in 2020, this time reflecting on the figure of the Knight of Saint George, for the movement Black Lives Matter: Music against the marble of history: the Knight of Saint George. Charles-Alexandre Creton is regularly working with guest directors at the Academy, including Simone Valastro and Victoria Sitjà for their workshops.
In 2023, he conceived the dramaturgy for Rossini’s La Scala di seta staged by Pascal Neyron at the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet.
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