Laurent Pelly

Director & Costume Designer

The French director’s Cendrillon production has triumphed in Santa Fe (premiere), London, Brussels, Lille, Barcelona, and most recently at the Metropolitan Opera. Pelly is particularly renowned for French repertoire and regarded as a specialist in the works of Offenbach. Thirteen Pelly productions will be seen this season, among them new productions of Lucia di Lammermoor (Philadelphia, Vienna), Falstaff (Madrid), and Barbe Bleue (Lyon). Named Best Director at the 2016 International Opera Awards, Pelly also won in the Best Rediscovered Work category for Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte (Opéra de Lyon). In 2016/17 Le Coq d’Or (Brussels, Madrid, Nancy) was awarded the French Critics Prix de l’Europe Francophone. New productions last season included The Barber of Seville (Paris) and Candide (Santa Fe). Other recent successes include Viva la mamma! (Lyon), Béatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne), Le médecin malgré lui (Geneva), Don Pasquale (Santa Fe, San Francisco, Brussels), L’elisir d’amore (London, Paris, St. Petersburg), and La fille du régiment (London, Vienna, New York, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona). As director of Théâtre National de Toulouse (2008|18), Pelly directed and designed Gozzi’s L’oiseau vert (French critics’ 2015 Best Scenic Elements award, which transferred last spring to Paris’s Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin), as well as works by Aristophanes, Ionesco, Shakespeare, and Hugo. Laurent Pelly is supported by the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Costume Designer Endowed Chair.

Lyric Debut: Director & Costume Designer/Cendrillon (2018|19)

Last updated: December 1, 2018
Photo: Carole Parodi