Stage director

Émilie Rault

Long Version

Émilie Rault holds a master’s-degree in music and musicology from the Sorbonne University in Paris combined with a scholarship at the New York Columbia University.

Being enthusiastic of opera, she wrote her dissertation in opera-staging in 2011 referring to Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. As from 2012 she staged operas such as Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gounod’s Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.

She has concurrently been assisting stage-directors such as Philippe Arlaud, Kirsten Dehlholm, Ralf Pleger, Alexander Polzin, Galin Stoev, Sommer Ulrickson as well as the Company of New Magic, Compagnie 14:20, when staging major works of the opera-repertory in France, Germany, Austria, Italy and South Korea.

In 2021 she wrote her Duo pour Violoncelliste Seule, a work for the New Magic Company based on a Sarabande by J. S. Bach in collaboration with the Compagnie 14:20 and with the support of the DRAC Normandie.

Émilie Rault herself is an actress too. Having been trained by Jean-Laurent Cochet, Jack Garfein, Scott Williams, she also attended the Summer School of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

September 2023

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