Krzysztof Warlikowski Director
Season 23/24 ArtistSeason 24/25 Artist

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Krzysztof Warlikowski belongs to the major reformers of dramatic language in Europe. Throughout his many productions, he has renewed the stage interpretation of Shakespeare’s works and the Greek tragedies. His productions include Angels in America, Madame de Sade, Krum Ectoplasm, Koniec / The End, (A)pollonia, Un tramway, African Tales, Kabaret Warszawski, On s’en va, Phèdre(s) and Les Français. Last year, he staged at the National Theatre La Colline L’Odyssée, Une histoire pour Hollywood, which won the Best Foreign Show 2022 award. 

Particularly dedicated to opera, he has managed to transpose his working methods into the genre, creating a dialogue between the operatic repertoire and our time. He has directed, among other performances, The Bassarids and Elektra at the Salzburg Festival, Eugene Onegin, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Les Stigmatisés, Salomé, Tristan und Isolde and more recently Dido & Aeneas … Erwartung at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Médée, Macbeth, Lulu, Don Giovanni and The Tales of Hoffmann at La Monnaie in Brussels, Le Triomphe du temps et de la désillusion at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Pelléas et Mélisande at the Ruhrtriennale, Wozzeck in Amsterdam, From the House of the Dead at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Makropulos Affair, Poppea e Nerone and Alceste at the Teatro Real in Madrid, The Rake’s Progress at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin... 

This season, he is reviving From the House of the Dead at the Rome Opera and will stage a new production of Macbeth for the Salzburg Festival. Krzysztof Warlikowski is also the artistic director of Warsaw’s Nowy Teatr, an interdisciplinary cultural centre. 

In 2021, he received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale.

At the Paris Opera: Iphigénie en Tauride, 2006, 2008, 2016, 2021 ; The Makropulos Affair, 2007, 2009, 2013 ; Parsifal, 2008 ; King Roger, 2009 ; Le Château de Barbe-Bleue / La Voix humaine, 2015, 2018 ; Don Carlos, 2017 ; Don Carlo, 2019 ; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, 2019 ; A Quiet Place, 2022

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 29 March to 25 April 2025

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