Lucas Simon is a french director who lives in Italy. He study architecture in Marseille, where he started working in different theatres such as Toursky and La Criée.

   In 2008 he joined Charles Rouband as Assistant Director, working on Aida and La Veuve Joyeuse at Opera de Marseille and I Puritani at Opera de Toulon. He was introduced to the art of the « operette » by the L’Huillier’s. He assisted other important directors such as: Fréderic Bélier-Garcia for La Traviata, and Jean-Claude Auvray for Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (both productions at Les Choregie d’Orange), and Nadine Duffaud for Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Opera de Toulon, Cinderella at Opera de Massy, Manon at Opera de Reims and at Opera d’Avignon and more recently for La Traviata.

     In February 2013 he staged The Flying Dutchman by R. Wagner at Teatro Sociale di Como (IT): the production was then staged at Theater Magdeburg (D) in October 2013 and at Opera de Rouen (FR) in January 2014, within Wagner 200 project.

      He has recently assisted Francesco Micheli for Adriana Lecouvreur at Opera de Nice. Next autumn, he will be the Assistant Director of Graham Vick for a new creation of Don Giovanni, staged in the Italian network of Circuito Lirico Lombardo, as well as in the theatres of Bolzano, Reggio Emilia and Jesi. Social theater of Como trusts him again,he will stage the elixir of love in January 2015 and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Orizzonti festival in july.

He has worked with :

Directors : Graham Vick / Francesco Micheli / F. Bélier-Garcia / Nadine Duffaut / J. C. Auvray / Charles Roubaud

Conductors : Georges Prêtre / Chung Myung-Whun / Nader Abbassi / Dominique Trottein / Luciano Acocella / Giuliano Carella

Singers : Patrizia Ciofi / Florian Laconi / Vittorio Grigolo / Roberto Alagna / Kimy Mc Laren / Michèle Canniccioni / Adina Aaron / Béatrice Uria-Monzon / Walter Fraccaro / Ko Seng-Hyoun / Jessica Pratt / Shalva Mukeria / Ismaël Jordi / Marc Barrard / Marzio Giossi / P: Janine Reiss

Repertory : Don Giovanni / Der Freischütz / Adrianna Lecouvreur / Der Fliegende Holländer / Othello / Traviata / Aida / Carmen / Nabucco / Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci / Cendrillon / I Puritani / Manon / Il Tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi / Les Pêcheurs de Perles / Das Land des Lächelns / Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Opérettes Die lustige Witwe / Die Fledermaus / La Vie Parisienne / Orphée aux Enfers / Conte d’Hoffmann / Rose de Noël / Die Csárdásfürstin / Gräfin Mariza / Le Chanteur de Mexico / La Périchole / Prince de Madrid / 4 jours a Paris / Méditerranée / 1 de la Canebiere / La route Fleurie / La Belle Hélène / La Fille du tambour-major / La belle de Cadix / Walzer aus Wien / Ein Walzertraum

Prizes & Awards

2015  1st prize Orizzonti 2015 - Stage Director & Set design

2012  1st prize of Wagner200 European Contest, Opera Europa - Stage Director

2004  Prize of literary adaptation of « The Wall » by J. P. Sartre, Student Prize - Playwright


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