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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 together created over 30 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 at Hamburgische Staatsoper. A trained musician, Renaud Doucet began his performing career as a solo dancer, ballet master and choreographer in international dance companies. He also worked as an actor in various French films and TV series. He was introduced to the opera world as baroque choreographer and gesture specialist coaching singers such as Alfredo Kraus, Jaume Aragall, Raina Kabaivanska and Mirella Freni. Barbe & Doucet’s work as a team gained international recognition with their new production of Cendrillon (Opéra national du Rhin, Opéra de Marseille, New York City Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Opéra de Montréal). Their production of La belle Hélène is available on DVD.

Performances

Direction and Design / Die Zauberflote / 18 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 / 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 / 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 / 24 August 2019 at Glyndebourne view performance details

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