Mariame Clément

About

Mariame Clément
Biography   (pdf, December 2022)

After her studies of literature and art history at the École Normale Supérieure in her hometown Paris, Mariame Clément lived in the U.S.A. and in Berlin, where she did her first internships at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

She made her directing debut in 2004 with Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in Lausanne. She has worked in Athens (Le Comte Ory), Tel Aviv (Il Viaggio a Reims), Santiago de Chile (Lulu), Oviedo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Sevilla (Agrippina), Nuremberg (Le Nozze di Figaro), Essen (Le Grand Macabre, Salome), Strasbourg (La Belle Hélène, Werther, Platée, Der Rosenkavalier, La Calisto), Antwerp/Ghent (Giasone, Agrippina, Armida), Graz (Faust, Die Zauberflöte), at the Theater an der Wien (Castor et Pollux, The Fairy Queen), in Glyndebourne (Don Pasquale, Poliuto, Il Turco in Italia), at the Opéra national de Paris (Hänsel und Gretel, Cendrillon), at the Royal Opera House (L'Étoile), at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria), at the Semperoper Dresden (Die verkaufte Braut), and at the Bregenz Festival (Don Quichotte).

In 2014 she created Philippe Hurel's opera, Les Pigeons d'argile, at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. In 2016, she staged the French premiere of Wagner's second opera, Das Liebesverbot, at the Opéra national du Rhin. Her production of Barkouf in the same theatre in 2018 was the first performance since 1860 of this newly rediscovered major piece by Offenbach.

Her Maria Stuarda at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in October 2022 continued a Donizetti trilogy which began with Anna Bolena in 2021 and will be completed in 2024 with Roberto Devereux.

Further projects will take her, among other places, to Madrid, Glyndebourne and Vienna.

Mariame Clément
Curriculum Vitae   (pdf)

2022-2023  Maria Stuarda at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Nancy (revival), Achille in Sciro at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Don Giovanni in Glyndebourne.

2021-2022  Anna Bolena at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lucrezia / Faust et Hélène in Darmstadt (revival), Don Quichotte in Darmstadt (revival), Cendrillon at the Opéra national de Paris, Carmen in Santa Fe, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Workshop on dramatic and musical interpretation ) at the Abbaye de Royaumont.

2020-2021  Lucrezia / Faust et Hélène in Darmstadt, Il Turco in Italia in Glyndebourne, Così fan tutte (workshop with David Stern and Opera Fuoco), Agrippina (Workshop on dramatic and musical interpretation ) at the Abbaye de Royaumont. Cancelled productions: Don Quichotte in Darmstadt (revival, production postponed to 2022), Die schweigsame Frau in Karlsruhe (postponed to 2023).

2019-2020  Barkouf (revival) in Cologne, Agrippina (revival) at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Achille in Sciro at the Teatro Real in Madrid (performances cancelled), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival, production cancelled) in Nancy, Leonora (Paër) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik (production reduced to a semi-concert version). Oper! Awards 2019, Best Rediscovery for Barkouf; Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis 2020, Best Production for Don Quichotte. Participation in phone-in performance (➔) This Evening's Performance has not been cancelled, Bergen National Opera / Zoë Irvine; film (Watch the video) on Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opéra national de Lorraine, co-written with Robert Hatisi.

2018-2019  Barkouf (Offenbach) at the Opéra national du Rhin, The Bartered Bride at the Semperoper Dresden, Don Quichotte at the Bregenz Festival, contribution (Watch the video) at the forum Bpifrance Inno Génération, co-director of the film L'Odyssée d'Offenbach by François Roussillon.

2017-2018  Salome in Essen, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (revival) in Nuremberg, Lulu in Santiago de Chile.

2016-2017  The Fairy Queen at the Theater an der Wien, Rossini's Armida (revival) in Montpellier, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Agrippina (revival) in Antwerp, Calisto at the Opéra national du Rhin, Don Pasquale (revival) in Glyndebourne.

2015-2016  Don Pasquale (revival) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Armida (Rossini) in Ghent, L'Étoile in London (ROH), Das Liebesverbot at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2014-2015  Armida (Haydn) for Arcal (Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and tour in France), Hänsel und Gretel (revival) at the Opéra national de Paris, Die Zauberflöte (revival) in Cologne, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival) in Oviedo, Le Grand Macabre in Essen, Castor et Pollux (revival) in Toulouse, Poliuto in Glyndebourne, Le Nozze di Figaro (revival) in Nuremberg.

2013-2014  Die Zauberflöte (revival) in Graz, Les Pigeons d'argile in Toulouse, Platée (revival) at the Opéra national du Rhin, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Workshop on dramatic and musical interpretation ) at the Abbaye de Royaumont.

2012-2013  Agrippina in Ghent and Oviedo, Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra national du Rhin, Le Nozze di Figaro in Dortmund, Hänsel und Gretel at the Opéra national de Paris, Platée (revival) in Nuremberg, Don Pasquale (revival) in Glyndebourne.

2011-2012  Don Pasquale for Glyndebourne on Tour, Il Viaggio a Reims (revival) in Antwerp/Ghent, Die Leidenschaften (The Passions), an exhibition (➔) at the Deutsches Hygienemuseum in Dresden, Der Rosenkavalier at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2010-2011  La Belle Hélène (revival) at the Opéra national du Rhin, Castor et Pollux at the Theater an der Wien, Faust in Graz, La Bohème (revival) in Limoges.

2009-2010  La Bohème at the Stadttheater Bern, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival) in Tel Aviv, Platée at the Opéra national du Rhin, Il Giasone in Antwerp/Ghent.

2008-2009  La Belle Hélène (revival) in Nantes, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival) in Oviedo, Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Braunschweig, Rigoletto at the Opéra national de Lorraine, Werther at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2007-2008  Il Viaggio a Reims (revival) in Tel Aviv, Le Comte Ory at the Athens National Opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Bern.

2006-2007  Il Viaggio a Reims in Oviedo, La Belle Hélène at the Opéra National du Rhin, La Traviata in Bern and Pirame et Thisbé (an opera by Rebel and Francoeur, performed for the first time since 1771) in Nantes and Angers.

2006  Return to Paris.

2005-2006  Il Viaggio a Reims in Bern, Guillaume Tell (Grétry) in Biel-Solothurn, and Albert Herring in Lübeck.

2004  Début production as director: Il Signor Bruschino / Gianni Schicchi at the Lausanne Opera, with sets and costumes by Julia Hansen.

2003  Third Prize at the European Opera-Directing Competition organized by Opera Europa and Camerata Nuova in Wiesbaden.

2003-2005  Assistant director, in particular at the Opéra National de Montpellier (Le Nozze di Figaro, Franziska Severin; Un Ballo in maschera, Alexander Schulin), in Ghent/Antwerp (Rinaldo revival) and at the Opéra National du Rhin (L'Italiana in Algeri, Christof Loy).

2002-2005  Seminal professional experiences at the opera: internships (Rinaldo, Opéra National de Montpellier, Nigel Lowery and Amir Hosseinpour; Götterdämmerung, Dresden Semperoper, Willy Decker), extra (Staatsoper Berlin), interpreter for Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann (Médée, Deutsche Oper Berlin), French coach for chorus and soloists (Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper), assistant stage manager (Opéra National de Paris).

2001  First internships at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin: Der fliegende Holländer with Harry Kupfer and La Bohème with Lindy Hume.

1999  Relocation to Berlin; commencement of doctorate in art history focusing on medieval Persian miniature painting.

1997-1999  Teaching assistance in French at Harvard University.

1994-1997  Degree in literature and art history at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris).

Born in Paris.

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