Laurent Pelly Director
Season 23/24 ArtistSeason 24/25 Artist

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Theatre and opera stage director, Laurent Pelly is a well-known artist on leading international stages such as the Paris Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Teatro Real in Madrid, La Monnaie in Brussels or the Glyndebourne Festival. He has directed the Cargo / Centre Dramatique National des Alpes in Grenoble and co-directed the Théâtre National de Toulouse from 2008 to 2018, with Agathe Mélinand. Recent productions include Il turco in Italia at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Eugen Onegin at La Monnaie in Brussels and Royal Danish Opera, Lakmé at the Opera Comique and Opéra national du Rhin, La Périchole at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Opéra de Lille and The Human Voice / Les Mamelles de Tirésias at the Glyndebourne Festival.

During the 2023/24 season, he stages Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Die Fledermaus at the Opéra de Lille. With a natural inclination for the French (Manon, Cendrillon, Pelléas et Mélisande, L'Étoile, L'Enfant et les sortilèges) and Italian (Don Pasquale, La Cenerentola, La Traviata, Falstaff) repertoires, his curiosity has driven him in recent years to other composers, notably Russian and Czech (The Golden Cockerel, The Love for Three Oranges, The Cunning Little Vixen).

A Offenbach specialist, he has staged fourteen of his works, including La Belle Hélène, The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein, The Tales of Hoffmann, La Vie Parisienne, King Carrot, Bluebeard, The Trip to the Moon and La Périchole. For the theatre, he has also staged Ionesco’s The Bald Prima Donna, Aristophanes’s The Birds, Goldoni’s The Green Bird and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, Chase’s Harvey and Goldoni’s L'impresario delle Smirne (2023-2024).

At the Paris Opera: Platée, 1999; The Seven Deadly Sins 2001; Ariadne auf Naxos, 2003; Gianni Schicchi, 2004; L'Heure espagnole, 2004; L'elisir d’amore, 2006; Giulio Cesare, 2011; La Fille du régiment, 2012; I Puritani, 2013

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 17 October to 20 November 2024
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 06 February to 05 March 2025

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