RETURNOlivier Py

Olivier Py

Stage director
Director of the famous Avignon Festival, he studied at the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre (Lyon) and at the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (Paris). Moreover, he studied theology. As a director, actor and writer he has worked for cinema, theatre and opera. In 1998 he became director of the Centre dramatique national d’Orléans and from 2007 to 2011 he was director of the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris. With clear artistic views and a recognizable political dimension to his work, during the past twenty years he has been staging a wide operatic repertoire, in prestigious theatres worldwide such as Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra de Lyon, Stanislavsky Opera Moscow, Opéra national de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Bavarian State Opera (Munich), Cologne Opera, Opéra national du Rhin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, etc. In Greece, among others, he has directed Yannis Mavritsakis’ Vitriol (National Theatre, Athens, 2013), as well as Prometheus Bound and The Suppliants by Aeschylus (Little Theatre of the Ancient Epidaurus, Athens Festival, 2017). // Last update: January 2020