Robert Carsen


In addition to My Fair Lady at Lyric, the renowned Canadian director’s current season is highlighted by return engagements at the Metropolitan Opera (new production of Der Rosenkavalier), Teatro Regio in Turin (Katya Kabanova), and Opéra de Lausanne (L’Orfeo). Carsen has long been associated with the Opéra National de Paris, where his wide variety of repertoire has ranged from Les Boréades, to Les contes d’Hoffmann, Rusalka, and Capriccio (all recorded for DVD). Among his other widely acclaimed productions are Dialogues des Carmélites (10 major companies, among them Covent Garden, La Scala, and Vienna), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rigoletto (both at Aix-en-Provence and many other theaters), The Magic Flute (Baden-Baden), Don Giovanni (La Scala), Falstaff (Covent Garden, La Scala, Met, Amsterdam, Toronto), The Queen of Spades (Zurich), a Janáček cycle (Strasbourg), The Love of Three Oranges (Berlin), Ariadne auf Naxos (Munich), and L’incoronazione di Poppea and Rinaldo (Glyndebourne). His direction of Wagner’s Ring cycle has earned critical acclaim in Cologne, Venice, Barcelona, and Shanghai. Carsen’s musical-theater productions include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Beautiful Game (West End) and Sunset Boulevard (U. K. tour), as well as Singin’ in the Rain (Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet), Candide (Châtelet, English National Opera, La Scala), and My Fair Lady (Châtelet, Mariinsky Theatre).

Previously at Lyric: Seven operas since 1991|92, most recently Eugene Onegin (2016|17), (2007|08); Dialogues des Carmélites, Iphigénie en Tauride (both 2006|07).

Last updated: February 26, 2017