Agathe MélinandDramaturg, Librettist, Director
The first half surged along, driven largely by the stage business and with the spoken scenes, intelligently adapted for a modern audience by Agathe Mélinand.
- Co-Director, Théâtre national de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
Agathe Mélinand enjoys a successful career as director, dramaturg and librettist, in both opera and the theatre. She is currently Co-Director of Théâtre national de Toulouse (TNT).
Opera highlights include new dialogue versions of Chabrier's L'étoile, Berlioz' Béatrice et Bénédict and Donizetti's La fille du régiment. A specialist in Offenbach, she has created, together with her long-time collaborator Laurent Pelly, new versions of a dozen or so titles including, most recently, Le Roi Carotte for Opéra de Lyon.
Highlights at TNT include the conception, writing and direction of Tennessee Williams - Short Stories and Erik Satie - Mémoires d'un amnésique, as well as a vibrant staging of Poulenc's Babar the Elephant and a new translation for Goldoni's L'oiseau vert.