Simon Hatab Dramatist

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Simon Hatab is a dramatist and a coordinator at the Paris Opera. He studied the performing arts at the University of Paris X and attended the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. He has collaborated with numerous directors, including Marie-Ève Signeyrole (Nabucco at the Lille Opera, La Damnation de Faust at the Hanover Staatsoper, Don Giovanni at the Opéra du Rhin, and on two concert productions: La Soupe Pop with the The Tiger Lillies at the Montpellier Opera and SeX’Y with the Dear Criminals at the Bastille Amphitheatre). He has also worked with Maëlle Dequiedt (Trust Karaoké Panoramique at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Shakespeare / Fragments nocturnes at the Amphithéâtre Bastille, Les Noces Variation at the Lille Opera, and I Wish I Was at both the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale and the Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes). He also worked with Clément Cogitore on Les Indes galantes at the Paris Opera and wrote, in collaboration with the photographer Elisa Haberer, La Quadrature d’une ville (Les Couleurs des tumuli, Les Cahiers de Corée, 2017).
He is a contributor to the journal Europe (Opera today), the Roland Barthes Dictionary (Honorary Champion) and the magazine Fumigène – Littérature de rue. He was curator of the Verdi-Wagner and Mozart exhibitions at the Palais Garnier and he collaborated on the book marking the tricentenary of the Paris Opera Ballet (Éditions Albin Michel). He gave a series of lectures on dramaturgy at the University of Paris X Nanterre and participated as an associate artist in the Performing Utopia programme at King’s College in London. 

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