Christian Longchamp Dramatist
Season 24/25 Artist

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Born in Lausanne, Christian Longchamp studied Art History and Philosophy in Geneva and then in Paris before working as an exhibition curator. 

He created, as a Programmer at the Auditorium du Louvre, thematic programmes (cinema, literature, philosophy and theatre). From 2007 to 2013, he was artistic assistant to Peter de Caluwe at 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. In 2016, he was artistic advisor and dramatist to Eve Kleinitz, the director of the Opéra national du Rhin, where he also led four editions of the multidisciplinary festival ARSMONDO (Japan, Argentina, India and Lebanon). 

As a dramatist, he has worked with Krzysztof Warlikowski (Médée, Macbeth, Poppea e Nerone, Lulu, Wozzeck, Don Giovanni, Le Château de Barbe Bleue / La Voix humaine, Le Triomphe du temps et de la désillusion, Don Carlos, From the House of the Dead, Lady Macbeth, The Bassarids, Elektra, The Tales of Hoffmann, Dido & Aeneas … Erwartung) and with Romeo Castellucci (Orfeo ed Euridice, Schwanengesang D744, Moses und Aron, Il Primo Omicidio). He also collaborated with Alvis Hermanis (Jenůfa, La Damnation de Faust), Joël Pommerat (Au Monde), Ludovic Lagarde (Le Nozze di Figaro), Thomas Ostermeier (Twelfth Night). Other projects include The Threepenny Opera with Thomas Ostermeier, Macbeth with Krzysztof Warlikowski, Parsifal with Thorleifur Arnarsson, the Ring with Romeo Castellucci and Saint François d’Assise with Adel Abdessemed. 

He is a contributor to the journal "La Règle du jeu" and this autumn, he will create a digital platform devoted to contemporary European literature.

At the Paris Opera: Moses und Aron, 2015 ; La Damnation de Faust, 2015 ; Le Château de Barbe-Bleue / La Voix humaine, 2015, 2018 ; Don Carlos, 2017 ; Don Carlo, 2019 ; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, 2019 ; Il Primo Omicidio, 2019

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 29 March to 25 April 2025

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