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Nathalie Gendrot, stage director

Nathalie Gendrot, stage director

 

Born in 1981, Nathalie Gendrot is a French writer and stage director. She studied literature and philosophy in hypokhâgne-khâgne in lycée Fénelon (Paris), in Sorbonne University (Paris) and in Ca’Foscari University (Venice). Later, she studies stage direction for opera at the Opera Academy in Verona. Nathalie Gendrot begins as assistant stage director in 2009 with Numa Sadoul, Mariame Clément, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Andreas Linos, Federico Grazzini. As stage director, she makes a show in August 2015 at Macerata Opera Festival, that is performed again at Milan Universal Exposition in October 2015. For young public, she regularly makes lyric shows in French high schools, directing the pupils of the schools. She is finalist at the European Opera Prize at Covent Garden in 2011 for her staging of Capuleti e Montecchi, Bellini. As a dramaturge, Nathalie Gendrot works regularly with Opera national de Bordeaux, Opera de Nice, and Compagnie Le Grain – Théâtre de la voix ; she writes as well for L’Avant-scène Opéra magazine. She has done conferences in Paris and New York about literature and opera. As her first book, she publishes in 2010 a philosophical essay at Editions L’Harmattan, about autobiography by Casanova and Kierkegaard. Then she publishes three books for Wartberg edition, historical fictions about children’s everyday life during the World War II. With ten other authors, she writes a new dictionary for Editions Le Robert, about French expressions, released in October 2015, 200 drôles d’expressions que l’on utilise tous les jours sans vraiment les connaître. Her first novel is to be released at Editions de L’Olivier in January 2016, Le Monde sensible.