In collaboration with:

Hainzl & Delage Artists Management

Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau,
stage director

Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau amazes us with his staging, sets and costumes that innovate while keeping the elegance and tradition of the classic.


These upcoming engagements in 2020-21 include several new productions, Titus' Clemency for the Rennes and Nantes operas, Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci at the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Puccini's Edgar at the Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, and Hansel und Gretel. Humperdinck, Strasbourg and Tours.


This last season 2018-19, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau staged The Barber of Seville at the National Opera of the Rhine, Saint-Etienne and Rouen, The Fairies of the Rhine Offenbach in Tours, and Biel, and Don Pasquale of Donizetti in Ireland.


"... The Opéra national du Rhin opens its season with a energic Sevillian barber, both in Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau's drollatic staging .... His staging proves end-to-end sparkling, delightful and remarkable fluidity ... »Opera on line


Upcoming engagements include: Comte Ory at  Opéra de Rennes and  Opéra de Rouen, and he will create a new production of Don Pasquale for the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.


Since 2013, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau has developed a regular collaboration with the TOBS-Biel, where he signs the staging, sets and costumes of Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, Donizetti's Viva la Mamma (on tour in 2015 in Basel And Treviso),  Rossini's Le Comte Ory, Donizetti's Don Pasquale. He is invited by Geneva Chamber Opera for Pomme d'Api / Mr. Choufleuri of Offenbach. With the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, he imagines a set-up for Mozart's Schauspieldirektor. Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau stages Lehar's The Land of smiles in Tours and Don Pasquale in San Sebastian.


In 2010, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau makes the direction and the costumes of L'Amant Jaloux of Gretry at the Royal Opera of Versailles and at The Opéra Comique. This show is unanimously greeted by the critic and the audience. This production was broadcast on Mezzo and France2 and is now available on a DVD.


After four first prices of the National Conservatory of Music of Rouen  and a major university education, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau  works with several directors, Jean-Claude Auvray, John Dew, Stéphane Braunschweig, Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeieff...


Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau works with some prestigious maestri, John Eliott Gardiner, William Christie, Ludovic Morlot, François-Xavier Roth, Jérémie Rhorer, Christophe Rousset Marco Zambelli, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon... and some amazing singers, Karita Mattila, Sumi Jo, Kenneth Tarver, Véronique Gens, Frédéric Antoun, Stefan Margita, Hélène Guillemette, Julie Boulianne, Olga Peretyatko, Patricia Petitbon, Bernard Richter, Cynthia Makris, Richard Troxell, ...


Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau was born in 1979.






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