After his debut as a stage director at the Studio Theatre of the Comédie-Française, VINCENT BOUSSARD devoted himself to opera-staging since 2001. Since then he has staged more than 40 different opera, from Cavalli, Mozart and Bellini to French Grand Opéra, Wagner, Puccini, up to Kurt Weill and contemporary composers. He has worked for some the world leading companies including Salzburg Easter Festival, Opéra Royal de La Monnaie de Bruxelles, Opéra National du Rhin, Opéra de Marseille, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Frankfurt Opera, Staatsoper Hamburg, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, Theater an der Wien, San Francisco Opera, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Korea National Opera in Seoul, Innsbruck Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and many others. He has already worked with such conductors as Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding, Yves Abel, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Lionel Bringuier, Riccardo Frizza, Alexander Joel, Andreas Spering, René Jacobs and William Christie, among others.
Some of his productions have been TV-broadcasted and released on DVD: Don Giovanni, Dido & Aeneas, Frühlingserwachen (awarded “Diapason d’or“), I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Favorite, Madama Butterfly, Un Ballo in Maschera and Otello.
Among his most important productions, it can be mentioned Otello (conductor Christian Thielemann) at Easter Festival in Salzburg and at Semperoper Dresden, Haendel’s Agrippina and Bernstein’s Candide at Staatsoper Berlin, I Capuleti e I Montecchi at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Carmen at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm, Madama Butterfly and La fanciulla del West at Staatsoper Hamburg, Così fan tutte, Cavalli’s Eliogabalo and Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto at La Monnaie in Brussels, Le nozze di Figaro at Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix en Provence.
LATEST PRODUCTIONS: Candide and Werther (new production) at Opéra de Lausanne; Les contes d’Hoffmann in Seoul; Molière et ses musiques at Opéra Royal in Versailles; Mignon at Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège; Madama Butterfly at Staatsoper Hamburg; La traviata at New National Theatre in Tokyo; Massenet’s Manon in Vilnius, in Seoul and at New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv; I puritani at Oper Frankfurt and at Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège; Dialogues de Carmélites (new production) at Latvian National Opera Riga; La fanciulla del West at Staatsoper Hamburg; Le Nozze di Figaro (new production) at Opéra Municipal de Marseille; Manon in San Francisco; Un ballo in maschera at Liceu de Barcelona.
FORTHCOMING PROJECTS: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (new production) at Cologne Opera; Adriana Lecouvreur in Riga; La traviata in Seoul and in Dortmund; Tosca in Hong Kong.