GUY MONTAVON was born in Geneva, where he gained a diploma as a bassoon player at the Conservatoire and worked as Assistant Director at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. He then studied Musical Theatre Direction with Götz Friedrich at the Hamburg College of Music and the Performing Arts. As assistant to the director Gian-Carlo del Monaco, Guy Montavon worked at a number of opera houses including those in Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Bregenz, Barcelona, and the New York Metropolitan Opera. After completing his studies in 1986, he directed at the Hamburg State Opera, in Livorno, Pisa, Lyon, Montpellier, and Saarbrücken opera houses among others.
From 1985 to 1988, he was Assistant Director and dramaturge at the Bremen Theatre. From 1992 to 1995, he was permanently employed as Main- Director and Deputy Opera Manager at the Opera House in the Federal City of Bonn, Germany. Guy Montavon staged Bizet's Carmen for the opening of the new Finnish National Opera in December 1993 in Helsinki.
From 1996, Guy Montavon was both artistic and managing director of the Stadttheater Gießen. Guy Montavon is a member of the jury for a number of well-known singing competitions, including those in Paris, Barcelona, Verviers, Montreal, International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna among others. Guy Montavon is General Manager of the Theater Erfurt since August 2002.
He is a member of the Board of the German Stage Association, Thuringia Region, and General Secretary of the CPDO (European Theatre Directors' Guild) in Paris since 2007.