Christian Longchamp Dramatist
Season 22/23 Artist


Christian Longchamp was born in Lausanne and studied art history and philosophy in Geneva and then Paris before working as an exhibition curator (Louis Soutter; Si le soleil me revenait and Paris Godard: la ville, la politique, le langage at the Centre Culturel Suisse; Syberberg / Paris / Nossendorf at the Centre Pompidou; Robert Ryman, Roman Opalka, Bernd & Hilla Becher at Claude Berri’s RENN Gallery). As a Programmer at the Auditorium du Louvre, he created thematic programmes (cinema, literature, philosophy and theatre) such as Under the Eyes of the Gods, Peer Gynt, The Remnants of the Dream and The Faces of Faust. From 2007 to 2013, he was artistic assistant to Peter de Caluwe at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels and held the position of Director of dramaturgy, cultural development and communication. At the Paris Opera, he was an advisor to Stéphane Lissner until September 2014, then Director of dramaturgy, publishing and communication until September 2015.
He left that post to devote himself to dramaturgy after creating a new editorial and communication project for the Paris Opera and developing the 3e Scène with Dimitri Chamblas and Benjamin Millepied. Since the spring of 2016, he has been artistic advisor and dramatist to Eve Kleinitz, the director of the Opéra national du Rhin. As a dramatist, he has worked with Romeo Castellucci (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Berlioz’s Orphée et Eurydice, Schwanengesang D744 after Schubert, Schönberg’s Moses und Aron), Alvis Hermanis (Jenůfa, La Damnation de Faust), Joël Pommerat (Boesmans’ Au Monde), Ludovic Lagarde (Le Nozze di Figaro), Thomas Ostermeier (Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night), and Krzysztof Warlikowski (Cherubini’s Médée, Verdi’s Macbeth, Monteverdi / Boesmans’ Poppea e Nerone, Berg’s Lulu and Wozzeck, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bartók / Poulenc’s Bluebeard’s Castle  / La Voix humaine, Handel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, Verdi’s Don Carlos, Janáček’s From the House of the Dead and Henze’s Les Bassarides). He created and coordinated the project “An Autumn with Romeo Castellucci” in Brussels during the autumn of 2018. Christian Longchamp has also been overseeing the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie’s magazine “Cahier d’artiste” since last summer (with features on Romeo Castellucci, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Altinoglu).    

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 08 March to 09 April 2023

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