Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly (Director, Costume Designer) is one of France’s most sought-after directors of both theater and opera. His debut at San Francisco Opera was in 2009 with his highly acclaimed production of La Fille du Régiment (co-produced with the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden). Current work includes L'enfant et les Sortilèges and L'Heure Espagnole for Glyndebourne Festival and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto; Robert le Diable for Covent Garden and Grand Théâtre de Genève; Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges in Amsterdam; Manon at Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala and Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse; La Traviata in Santa Fe; and Cendrillon (originally created in Santa Fe) at Covent Garden, Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, La Monnaie Brussels, and Lille Opera. Upcoming productions include direction and set and costume design for Le Comte Ory for Lyon Opera and La Scala and I Puritani for Paris Opera. Other recent successes include Hänsel und Gretel for Glyndebourne, Guilio Cesare for Paris Opera, Threepenny Opera for theComédie-Française, The Cunning Little Vixen for Saito Kinen and Florence’s Maggio Musicale,  and Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne for Lyon Opera. Previous productions include L’Elisir d’Amore (Paris Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala); Pelléas et Mélisande and La Finta Semplice (Theater an der Wien); Ariadne auf Naxos, Les Sept Péchés Capitaux, and Platée (Paris Opera); Le Roi Malgré Lui (Lyon Opera and L'Opéra Comique); La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Théâtre du Châtelet); and La Belle Hélène (Châtelet, Santa Fe, English National Opera). He is currently co-director of Théâtre National de Toulouse, where recent highlights include Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Hugo’s Mangeront-ils?