Based in Bordeaux, Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab is a creative arts company exploring all variations of performing classical music on stage.
In the form of a co-operation between stage-directors Jean-Philippe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil, light- designers Rick Martin and Christophe Pitoiset, videographer Jean-Baptiste Beïs, graphic-designer Julien Roques, dramatic advisor Luc Bourrousse and artistic assistant Lodie Kardous, this team is exploring the world of multidisciplinary productions under the joint motto: opera, musical-theatre and concert as a tool for checking out what is topical at present.
The creative work by Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab is never interested in the chosen piece only, but also in the political and social settings of the performance. In a production by Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab, the audience always gets fully involved.
The arts company has already collaborated with notable European cultural-institutions such as La Monnaie-De Munt in Brussels, the Fundaçao Gulbenkian Lisbon, the Casa da Musica Porto, the ABAO in Bilbao, the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Palermo, the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano, the Staatstheater Nurnberg, the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Theater Freiburg, the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Opéra National de Montpellier, the Opéra de Limoges, the Opéra de Rouen Normandie, the Musica Festival in Strasbourg and with the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre.
In June 2018, Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab was awarded "Best creation of scenic elements“ by the French Association Professionnelle de la Critque de Théâtre, Musique et Danse for their productions of Peer Gynt, Schubert Box as well as Butterfly, itinéraire d’une jeune fille désorientée at the Opéra de Limoges.
Recent productions include Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy at La Monnaie-De Munt Brussels, Il Trovatore and Serse at the Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Death in Venice at the Opéra National du Rhin and Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra de Limoges.
The season 2023/24 will be highlighted by two large-scale new productions: first Dvořák's Rusalka, a production by four opera companies of the Région SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur which will open first at the Opéra Grand Avignon to be continued then at the Opéra de Nice and at the Opéra de Bordeaux (the latter joining the group of four co-producers from the region SUD). Later to follow Bellini's La Sonnambula for the debut of Clara, Deloeuil > le lab at the Rome Opera House (this production will witness Lisette Oropesa's debut in the title role of Amina).
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