CHRISTIAN LONGCHAMP was born in Lausanne and studied art history and philosophy in Geneva and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He began his career organizing exhibitions on contemporary artists and film makers. Since 2004 he has worked as a curator at the Louvre Auditorium (2004–7); as artistic adviser, dramaturge and head of publications at La Monnaie in Brussels (2007–14); and as dramaturge and head of publications at the Paris Opéra (2014/15). From 2016 to 2019 he was artistic adviser to Eva Kleinitz at the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg. Following editions focused on Japan, Argentina and India, he has recently curated a programme dedicated to artists, intellectuals and writers from Lebanon for the Arsmondo Festival in Strasbourg. He was an author of the digital platform Ulysses100, launched by the Museum of Literature Ireland in 2022.
Christian Longchamp has worked as a dramaturge on many of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s productions, notably Don Carlos, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and La Voix humaine at the Paris Opéra; Macbeth, Lulu, Don Giovanni, Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Cherubini’s Médée at La Monnaie; L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Teatro Real in Madrid; Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Wozzeck at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam; From the House of the Dead at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and Henze’s The Bassarids and Elektra at the Salzburg Festival. He has additionally worked as a dramaturge on Alvis Hermanis’s productions of La Damnation de Faust at the Paris Opéra and Jenůfa at La Monnaie; on Joël Pommerat’s production of the world premiere of Philippe Boesmans’s Au monde at La Monnaie; on Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Twelfth Night at the Comédie-Française; and on Romeo Castellucci’s productions of Orfeo ed Euridice at the Vienna Festival and at La Monnaie, Moses und Aron and Alessandro Scarlatti’s Il primo omicidio at the Paris Opéra and – based on Schubert lieder – at the Festival d’Avignon. He also curated a series of events titled Un automne avec Romeo Castellucci and held in Brussels in association with BOZAR, KANAL and La Monnaie.
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