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Marie Lambert-Le Bihan

stage director

Marie Lambert-Le Bihan is a Paris-based opera director and lighting designer. Recent credits include direction and lighting for Le Villi (Halle aux grains-Toulouse, conducted by Speranza Scappucci), La Fille du Régiment (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, starring Jodie Devos and Lawrence Brownlee), and lighting for La Casa di Bernarda Alba (Tenerife, directed by Silvia Paoli).

Currently on tour: Mon Amant de Saint-Jean, written with and for Stéphanie d’Oustrac; Molière et ses musiques with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants; and the world tour of EDEN with Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro.

Lambert-Le Bihan has staged acclaimed productions of Leoncavallo’s Zazà (Opera Holland Park) and La Voix humaine (Buxton Festival). She was the associate director for Madama Butterfly (La Monnaie) and La Cenerentola (Opéra de Paris).

Other work includes The Rain, a VR-film by artist HeeWon Lee; Entropy, a scientific lecture with music by Dopplereffekt; and projects with writer Anne-James Chaton.

Lambert-Le Bihan has collaborated extensively with directors Piero Faggioni and David McVicar. She revived La Traviata (Liceu, Madrid, Scottish Opera), La Clemenza di Tito (Toulouse, Marseille, Chicago, Liceu), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Chicago, San Francisco), Carmen (Glyndebourne, Gothenburg), and Andrea Chénier (Liceu, Covent Garden). She has also assisted Liliana Cavani, Alfredo Arias, Elijah Moshinsky, Micha Van Hoecke, Lee Blakeley, and Chiara Muti. Lambert-Le Bihan has worked at La Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Strasburg, Lille, Tokyo, Maggio Musicale, Ravenna Festival, Bologna, Parma, Turin, Genoa, Montpellier, Bari, Palermo, and Welsh National Opera.

Credits as translator and dramaturg include translating Offenbach’s early operetta Vent du Soir into Italian (Maggio Musicale), and Giannettini’s L’uomo in bivio into French for Paulin Büdgen/Ensemble Céladon (upcoming). Lambert-Le Bihan also works as a translator for various publishers specializing in exhibition catalogues and poetry collections. As a performer and director, she has collaborated on plays by Marivaux, Schnitzler, Goldoni, and Calaferte, and Molière.

She grew up in Paris and in England; studied literature in Paris and Bologna; and trained at La Scala.

Other upcoming projects: Carmen (Lyric Opera Chicago), Dialogues des Carmélites (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège), new productions in Tours and with Opéra Comique. Touring: Molière et ses musiques with William Christie/Les Arts Flor­is­­sants, Mon amant de Saint-Jean with Stéphanie d’Oustrac.