After studying theatre at the University of Paris X, Vincent Boussard created his first plays at the Studio-Théâtre de la Comédie-Française, which he directed from 1996 to 2000. Since then, he has mainly devoted himself to opera directing. He has an eclectic repertoire, ranging from Baroque to 20th century and contemporary music, which includes some fifty operatic productions, including Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi and I Puritani, Bernstein’s Candide, Bizet’s Carmen and Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Henri Busser’s Le Carrosse du Saint Sacramento, Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, M. A. Charpentier’s Acteon and La Descente d’Orphée, and many others. A. Charpentier, Louise by G. Charpentier, Adriana
by Cilea, Il Matrimonio Segreto by Cimarosa, Pelleas et Mélisande by Debussy, La Favorite by Donizetti, Ezio by Gluck, Agrippina, Floridante, Theodora and Radamisto by Haendel, L’Amico Fritz by Mascagni, Manon by Massenet La Catena d’Adone by Mazzocchi, Maria Golovin by Menotti, Frühlings Erwachen by Benoît Mernier, Le Prophète by Meyerbeer, Così Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Il Re Pastore, La Finta Giardiniera and Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Le Docteur Miracle by Offenbach, Saint Agnes by Pasquini, Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc, Madama Butterfly and La Fanciulla del West by Puccini, Dido and Eneas by Purcell, Salome by Strauss, Hamlet by Thomas, La Traviata, Otello and Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi, Lohengrin by Wagner, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Weil, etc.
Set designer Vincent Lemaire, costume designer Christian Lacroix and lighting designer Guido Levi are among his most faithful collaborators. Vincent Boussard has also designed the sets and costumes for some of his shows.
His productions have been performed in many European cities, from Barcelona to Vilnius, Berlin, Brussels, Dresden, Essen, Frankfurt, Graz, Hamburg, Lausanne, Liège, Marseilles, Munich, Riga, St. Gallen, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Vienna, etc. He has also been invited to perform in Hong Kong, New York, Tel Aviv, Francisco, Seoul and Tokyo. He has also been invited to Hong Kong, New York, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, etc., as well as to the festivals of Salzburg (Osterfestpiele), Aix en Provence (International Festival of Lyric Art), Innsbruck (Festwochen der Alten Musik), Baden-Baden, Halle (Handelfestspiele), Spoleto (Festival dei due Mondi), Manaus (Amazonas Festival), etc.
Among the many conductors with whom he has collaborated are William Christie, Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding, René Jacobs, Yves Abel, Riccardo Frizza, Patrick Fournillier, Wayne Marshall, Speranza Scapucci, Alessandro de Marchi, Renato Palumbo, Lionel Bringuier, Paolo Carignani, Daniel Oren, Enrique Mazzola, Patrick Davin, Sesto Quatrini, etc.
He has also staged performances of the French pop singers Christophe (la Route des Mots, Victoire de la Musique 2002 for best performance) and Alain Bashung (la Tournée des Grands Espaces, 2004).
Upcoming engagements include Massenet’s Werther, Ambroise Thomas’ Mignon, a new production of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Puccini’s Tosca, a new collaboration with Belgian composer Benoît Mernier, etc.