Even in pandemic times pleasant encounters can occur! Just as it happened to stage-director Émilie Rault and me. Initially she recounted with enthusiasm her diploma thesis with the title „The area of sound: Staging Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen“ which gives an exciting overview on the Ring-interpretation from 1950 through 2010. I got right away intensely thrilled by Émilie Rault’s openness of spirit, her endeavour to refrain from any kind of precondition and inherent aesthetics as well as her general curiosity for all kinds of performing arts and for new magic in particular.
Émilie has already staged Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice, Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gounod’s Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. She has also joined numerous other opera-productions assisting stage-directors such as Kirsten Dehlholm, Philippe Arlaud, Ralf Pleger, Alexander Polzin, Galin Stoev and Sommer Ulrickson.
Welcome, dear Émilie and for a long-lasting teamwork!