Biographies

Jean-Philippe Clarac & Olivier Deloeuil

Jean-Philippe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil met in Bordeaux while studying political science and fine arts history. In 2001, Maestro Yves Abel invited them to stage Gluck’s Pèlerins de la Mecque at the Opéra Français de New York (OFNY). They were artistic directors of OFNY from 2005 to 2012.
In 2009, they founded in Bordeaux their own company: Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab.
Their directing credits include : Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto (La Monnaie-De Munt Brussels), Haydn’s 7 Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Fundaçao Gulbenkian Lisbon, Casa da Musica Porto), Messiaen’s Harawi (Opéra Comique), Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites and Rossini’s Cenerentola (Opéra de Toulon), Debussy’s Martyre de St Sébastien (Cité de la Musique, Arsenal de Metz, Fundaçao Gulbenkian Lisbon), Debussy’s Chute de la Maison Usher (Opéra National de Paris), Dusapin’s To Be Sung (OFNY), Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (Spoleto USA Festival), Gounod’s Faust (Opéra National de Bordeaux), Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann (Angers Nantes Opéra), Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Lélio (Orchestre des Champs-Elysées), Auber’s Manon Lescaut (Wexford Festival Opera), Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat (Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano / Eté Métropolitain Bordeaux).

Upcoming productions : Butterfly, based on Puccini's classic (Opéra de Rouen Normandie), Haendel's Xerses (Staatstheater Nürnberg), Strauss' Salome (Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Opéra National de Bordeaux), Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy (La Monnaie-De Munt Brussels, Teatro Massimo Palermo)