Mariame Clément

Biography   (pdf)

After her studies of literature and art history at the École Normale Supérieure in her hometown Paris, Mariame Clément lived in the U.S.A. and in Berlin, where she began a PhD on medieval Persian miniature painting. After an internship at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, she started working as an assistant director for various opera houses in Europe. In 2003, she won the third prize at the European Competition for opera directors in Wiesbaden.

She made her directing debut in 2004 with Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in Lausanne. Her second production, Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims in Bern, was revived in Oviedo, Tel-Aviv and Antwerp. Since then, she has worked Athens (Le Comte Ory), Bern (La Traviata, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Bohème), Strasbourg (La Belle Hélène, Werther, Platée, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Zauberflöte, Das Liebesverbot), Antwerp/Ghent (Giasone, Agrippina, Rossini's Armida), at the Theater an der Wien (Castor et Pollux, The Fairy Queen), in Graz (Faust, Die Zauberflöte), in Dortmund (Le Nozze di Figaro), in Nuremberg (Platée, Le Nozze di Figaro), in Glyndebourne (Don Pasquale, Poliuto), at the Opéra national de Paris (Hänsel und Gretel), in Essen (Le Grand Macabre), and at the Royal Opera House (L'Étoile). In 2014 she staged a world premiere by Philippe Hurel, Les Pigeons d'argile, at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

Further projects will take her to Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Essen, Dresden, Santiago...

Mariame Clément

Curriculum vitae   (pdf)

2016-2017  The Fairy Queen at the Theater an der Wien, Rossini's Armida (revival) in Montpellier, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Agrippina (revival) in Antwerp, Calisto at the Opéra national du Rhin, Don Pasquale (revival) in Glyndebourne.

2015-2016  Don Pasquale (revival) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Armida (Rossini) in Ghent, L'Étoile in London (ROH), Das Liebesverbot at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2014-2015  Armida (Haydn) for Arcal (Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and tour in France), Hänsel und Gretel (revival) at the Opéra national de Paris, Die Zauberflöte (revival) in Cologne, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival) in Oviedo, Le Grand Macabre in Essen, Castor et Pollux (revival) in Toulouse, Poliuto in Glyndebourne, Le Nozze di Figaro (revival) in Nuremberg.

2013-2014  Die Zauberflöte (revival) in Graz, Les Pigeons d'argile in Toulouse, Platée (revival) at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2012-2013  Agrippina in Ghent and Oviedo, Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra national du Rhin, Le Nozze di Figaro in Dortmund, Hänsel und Gretel at the Opéra national de Paris, Platée (revival) in Nuremberg, Don Pasquale (revival) in Glyndebourne, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Workshop on dramatic and musical interpretation at the Abbaye de Royaumont.

2011-2012  Don Pasquale for Glyndebourne on Tour, Il Viaggio a Reims (revival) in Antwerp/Ghent, Die Leidenschaften (The Passions), an exhibition at the Deutsches Hygienemuseum in Dresden, Der Rosenkavalier at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2010-2011  La Belle Hélène (revival) at the Opéra national du Rhin, Castor et Pollux at the Theater an der Wien, Faust in Graz, La Bohème (revival) in Limoges.

2009-2010  La Bohème at the Stadttheater Bern, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival) in Tel Aviv, Platée at the Opéra national du Rhin, Il Giasone in Antwerp/Ghent.

2008-2009  La Belle Hélène (revival) in Nantes, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (revival) in Oviedo, Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Braunschweig, Rigoletto at the Opéra national de Lorraine, Werther at the Opéra national du Rhin.

2007-2008  Il Viaggio a Reims (revival) in Tel Aviv, Le Comte Ory at the Athens National Opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Bern.

2006-2007  Il Viaggio a Reims in Oviedo, La Belle Hélène at the Opéra National du Rhin, La Traviata in Bern and Pirame et Thisbé (an opera by Rebel and Francoeur, performed for the first time since 1771) in Nantes and Angers.

2006  Return to Paris.

2005-2006  Il Viaggio a Reims in Bern, Guillaume Tell (Grétry) in Biel-Solothurn, and Albert Herring in Lübeck.

2004  Début production as director: Il Signor Bruschino / Gianni Schicchi at the Lausanne Opera, with sets and costumes by Julia Hansen.

2003  Third Prize at the European Opera-Directing Competition organized by Opera Europa and Camerata Nuova in Wiesbaden.

2003-2005  Assistant director, in particular at the Opéra National de Montpellier (Le Nozze di Figaro, Franziska Severin; Un Ballo in maschera, Alexander Schulin), in Ghent/Antwerp (Rinaldo revival) and at the Opéra National du Rhin (L'Italiana in Algeri, Christof Loy).

2002-2005  Seminal professional experiences at the opera: internships (Rinaldo, Opéra National de Montpellier, Nigel Lowery and Amir Hosseinpour; Götterdämmerung, Dresden Semperoper, Willy Decker), extra (Staatsoper Berlin), interpreter for Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann (Médée, Deutsche Oper Berlin), French coach for chorus and soloists (Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper), assistant stage manager (Opéra National de Paris).

2001  First internships at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin: Der fliegende Holländer with Harry Kupfer and La Bohème with Lindy Hume.

1999  Relocation to Berlin; commencement of doctorate in art history focusing on medieval Persian miniature painting.

1997-1999  Teaching assistance in French at Harvard University.

1994-1997  Degree in literature and art history at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris).

Born in Paris.