Olivier Py

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Olivier Py
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Born24 July 1965

Olivier Py (French pronunciation: ​[pi]; born 24 July 1965 in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes) is a French stage director, actor and writer.

In 1997, Py became director of the "Centre Dramatique National d'Orléans". In 2007, he became director of the Théâtre de l'Odéon.[1]

Py describes himself as Catholic and homosexual.[2] He is known for his emphasis on Catholic and homoerotic themes.

Since the early 2000s, Py has increasingly devoted himself to the opera. His productions of La Damnation de Faust, Tannhäuser and Tristan und Isolde, all in Geneva, have generally been well received. In March 2008, he debuted at the Paris Opéra. On this occasion he stated to a French magazine (Diapason, March 2008) that he "would not be done staging operas until [he] did Wagner's Ring and Parsifal".

Theatre[edit]

Works written and directed[edit]

  • 1988: Des oranges et des ongles
  • 1990: Gaspacho, un chien mort
  • 1991: La femme canon et le bouquet final
  • 1992: Les Aventures de Paco Goliard
  • 1992: La Nuit au cirque
  • 1992: La chèvre
  • 1994: La Jeune fille, le diable et le moulin
  • 1995: La Servante - histoire sans fin
  • 1996: Apologétique
  • 1997: Le Visage d'Orphée
  • 1998: Requiem pour Srebrenica
  • 1999: L'Eau de la vie
  • 2000: Le Cabaret de Miss Knife
  • 2000: L'apocalypse joyeuse
  • 2001: Au monde comme n'y étant pas
  • 2001: L'Exaltation du labyrinthe
  • 2003: Jeunesse
  • 2004: Le Vase de parfums, opera libretto
  • 2004: Faust Nocturne
  • 2004: Miss Knife chante Olivier Py
  • 2005: Les Vainqueurs
  • 2006: Illusions Comiques
  • 2011: "Romeo et Juliette", the French version at "Theatre de l'Odeon"
  • Épître aux jeunes acteurs pour que soit rendue la parole à la parole
  • 2011: Die Sonne (Le Soleil), Volksbühne Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Published works[edit]

  • 1994: La Jeune fille, le diable et le moulin, L'école des loisirs
  • 1998: Théâtre, Solitaires Intempestifs
  • 2005: Les Vainqueurs, Actes Sud
  • 2007: Les Enfants de Saturne

Other productions[edit]

Movies[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • 1989: Dis-moi oui, dis-moi non (short) directed by Noémie Lvovsky
  • 1995: Funny Bones directed by Peter Chelsom
  • 1995: Au petit Marguery directed by Laurent Bénégui
  • 1995: 75 centilitres de prière (short) directed by Jacques Maillot
  • 1995: Corps inflammables (short) directed by Jacques Maillot
  • 1996: Casse-casse partie (TV) directed by Gérard Renouf
  • 1996: Chacun cherche son chat directed by Cédric Klapisch
  • 1997: La Divine poursuite directed by Michel Deville
  • 1998: Late August, Early September
  • 1999: Peut-être directed by Cédric Klapisch
  • 1999: Nos vies heureuses directed by Jacques Maillot
  • 2000: Les Yeux fermés (TV) directed by Olivier Py

Director[edit]

  • 2000: Les Yeux fermés (TV)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Darge 2006.
  2. ^ Solis 2007.

References[edit]

  • Langlais, Pierre (2007). Olivier Py or the religion of the theatre, Label France No. 66.
  • Darge, Fabienne; Herzberg, Nathaniel (2006-09-12). "Nomination surprise d'Olivier Py à l'Odéon" (fee required) (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  • Solis, René (2007-05-12). "Le théâtre est le lieu du païen", interview with Olivier Py published in Libération.

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