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Barbe & Doucet

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Position: Designer, Director

After separate beginnings in music, theatre, dance, television and opera, Renaud Doucet, Stage Director and Choreographer, and André Barbe, Set and Costume Designer, joined forces in 2000. Since then they have created together over 40 new opera productions that are recognised for their creativity, sense of spectacle and minutely detailed dramaturgy. André Barbe received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, then studied at the National Theatre School of Canada under the tutelage of designer François Barbeau. He has designed over 300 productions for theatre, television and opera. He received the 2005 Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for best designer for Pénélope at Wexford Festival Opera as well as the 2011 Rolf-Mares Prize for best sets and costumes for La Cenerentola (Hamburg). A trained musician, Renaud Doucet began his performing career as a solo dancer, ballet master and choreographer for international dance companies. He also worked as an actor in various French films and TV series. He was introduced to the opera world as a Baroque choreographer and gesture specialist, coaching singers such as Alfredo Kraus, Jaime Aragall, Raina Kabaivanska and Mirella Freni. Their work as a team gained international recognition with their new production of Cendrillon (Strasbourg, Opéra de Marseille, New York City Opera, Karlsruhe and Opéra de Montréal). In 2019, they received the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Opera Production for Il Bravo. Their productions of La Fille du régiment, Die Zauberflöte, Il Bravo, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, La Belle Hélène and Pelléas et Mélisande are presented on various platforms and TV channels in numerous countries, and La Belle Hélène and Die Zauberflöte are also available on DVD. Taken from the Festival 2024 programme book.

Performances

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 18 July 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 21 July 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 24 July 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 27 July 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 30 July 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 01 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 04 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 06 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 09 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 11 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 14 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 17 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 19 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 22 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote, 24 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 18 May 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 22 May 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 25 May 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 29 May 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 01 June 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 08 June 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 14 June 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflöte, 21 June 2024 at Glyndebourne view performance details