Marie-Eve Signeyrole

General Management
Marie-Eve Signeyrole holds a BA in Modern Literature from the Sorbonne and an MA in cinema from the Institut International de l’Image. From the beginning, her career as a director followed two distinct paths: film and the theatre stage.

Ms Signeyrole has worked as art director and stage director for Ellios Production. In 2009 she directed Alice au pays s’émerveille, her second medium-length film, with Emir Kusturica in the lead role. She has also worked with renowned directors such as Willy Decker, Peter Sellars, Laurent Pelly, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Christoph Marthaler, Stanilas Nordey and Jean-Claude Auvray.

In May 2012, she staged her first opera, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, at the National Opera de Montpellier. Other projects include Bernstein’s Mass for Radio France and L’Affaire Tailleferre for the Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges.

Most recent productions include Haydn‘s L’infedeltà delusa at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, Saint-Saëns‘ Frédégonde at Theater Dortmund, Rigoletto at the Opéra national de Montpellier, Samson et Dalila and Don Giovanni at Opéra national du Rhin and the symphonic work Baby Doll, based on music by Beethoven and for which Ms Signeyrole has also written the libretto, at the Philharmonie de Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra national de Montpellier and at the Gulbenkian Foundation.

Other opera productions include Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust for Staatsoper Hannover (nominated for the prestigious German Faust prize 2019), Nabucco for Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Dijon, Ronja Räubertochter for Opernhaus Zürich, Carmen for the National Latvian Opera in Riga, double bills of Il Tabarro / Royal Palace and La notte di un nevrastenico / Gianni Schicchi at the Opéra national de Montpellier, Owen Wingrave for the Opéra national de Lorraine, Wolf Ferrari’s Cinderella at the Opéra national du Rhin, as well as Eugene Onegin at the Opera de Limoges.

In July 2015, she directed The Monster in the Maze, a creation by Jonathan Dove, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. The production received much acclaim and has since been revived at Opéra de Lille, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Opéra National de Montpellier.