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(c) Marco Borggreve

Comédie Française

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, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict (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), the original version of L'Arlésienne (Bizet), Enoch Arden (Strauss), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn), 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, Jean-François Verdier...

He takes over the role of Frère Dominique from Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher by Honegger with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Alan Gilbert alongside Marion Cotillard in June 2024.

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).


Eric Génovèse was appointed Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


Anna Bolena - Donizetti

Wiener Staatsoper.

April 2011.

Cosí fan tutte - Mozart

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

April 2012 (production from Nov. 2008).

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