Pierre Audi (born 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a French-Lebanese theatre director and artistic director.
Early life [ edit ]
Audi is the son of the Lebanese banker
Raymond Audi and Andrée Michel Fattal, the eldest of three children. Audi's family were originally from [1 ] Saida, but he attended the French Lycée in Beirut. While still at school, he initiated a cinema club and invited speakers including the film directors Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jacques Tati.
For family reasons, he moved to
Paris in France and there attended the Collège Stanislas de Paris. At the age of 17, Audi together with his family moved to [1 ] England. He studied history at Exeter College, Oxford. In his last year at Oxford during November 1977, he directed an Oxford University Dramatic Society production of by Timon of Athens William Shakespeare at the Oxford Playhouse. [2 ]
Almeida Theatre [ edit ]
In 1979, Audi founded the
Almeida Theatre, an experimental theatre in Islington, north London. He directed many productions at the Almeida Theatre in the 1980s.
Netherlands Opera [ edit ]
Since 1988, Audi has been the artistic director of
The Netherlands Opera (aka De Nederlandse Opera, DNO) in the Netherlands. Audi's productions with the DNO include the first complete performance of Ring Cycle in the Netherlands, the Lorenzo Da Ponte operas by Mozart, Francis Poulenc's , Dialogues des Carmélites Peter Greenaway and Louis Andriessen's , Rosa - A Horse Drama and Writing to Vermeer Alexander Knaifel's , and Alice in Wonderland Claude Vivier's . He worked with Iranian-born choreographer, Amir Hosseinpour on both Rêves de Marco Polo Castor & Pollux (2009), and on La Juive (2007). Audi commissioned the opera by Life with an Idiot Alfred Schnittke.
From 2005, Audi has also been artistic director of the
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