(c) Marco Borggreve
Eric GENOVESE - Stage Director / Narrator
Sociétaire de la Comédie-Française
Eric Génovèse graduated from the Paris National Conservatory for Drama and joined the Comédie-Française in 1993 as its 499th member. He was soon given prominent roles in praised productions directed by such stage directors as Youssef Chahine, Jorge Lavelli, Georges Lavaudant, Roger Planchon, Daniel Mesguich, Lukas Hemleb, Denis Podalydès, Andrei Serban, Ivo van Hove, Robert Wilson…
His musical activities, taking roots from his piano lessons as a child, lead to his participation as a narrator during concerts and staged versions of such pieces as Lélio and Les Troyens (Berlioz), Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien (Debussy), Le Roi David and Jeanne au Bûcher alongside Marion Cotillard (Honegger), The Soldier's Tale (Stravinsky), Le Serment (Tansman), L’Histoire de Babar (Poulenc), Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart), Hydrogen Jukebox (Philip Glass), The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Britten), Peer Gynt (Grieg), Le Carnaval des Animaux (Saint-Saens), etc., with prominent orchestras conducted by Kurt Masur, John Nelson, Emmanuel Krivine, Alain Altinoglu, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Vladimir Cosma, Alan Gilbert, Jérémie Rhorer, François-Xavier Roth...
He also stages drama pieces and operas such as Rigoletto and L’École des Femmes (Bordeaux), Cosí fan tutte (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris) and Anna Bolena (Wiener Staatsoper).
During season 2021-2022, he takes part in The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov and Le Misanthrope by Molière at the Comédie-Française. On lyric stages, he will be the narrator in the original version of Bizet's L'Arlésienne with the Victor Hugo Franche-Comté Orchestra and will take over Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien in Frankfurt under the baton of Alain Altinoglu.
Eric Génovèse was appointed Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Anna Bolena - Donizetti
Cosí fan tutte - Mozart
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
April 2012 (production from Nov. 2008).