Marie Lambert-Le Bihan (b. 1977) is a freelance opera director and lighting designer.
Recently she directed Carmen (Lyric Opera Chicago), Eden for Joyce DiDonato with Il Pomo d’Oro. Other recent credits are : direction and lighting for Le Villi (Halle aux grains-Toulouse, cond. Speranza Scappucci), La Fille du Régiment (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, starring Jodie Devos and Lawrence Brownlee), lighting for La Casa di Bernarda Alba (Tenerife, dir. Silvia Paoli).
She staged acclaimed productions of Leoncavallo’s Zazà (Opera Holland Park) and La Voix humaine (Buxton Festival). She was the associate director for Madama Butterfly (La Monnaie) and La Cenerentola (Opéra de Paris).
Marie revived La Traviata (Liceu, Madrid, Scottish Opera), La Clemenza di Tito (Toulouse, Marseille, Chicago, Liceu), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Chicago, San Francisco), Carmen (Glyndebourne, Gothenburg) and Andrea Chénier (Liceu, Covent Garden). She worked at la Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Strasburg, Lille, Tokyo, Maggio Musicale, Ravenna Festival, Bologna, Parma, Turin, Genoa, Montpellier, Bari, Palermo and Welsh National Opera.
Recent credits as translator : Offenbach’s early operetta Vent du Soir into italian (Maggio Musicale), L’uomo in bivio into french for Paulin Büdgen/Ensemble Céladon. She works as a translator for various publishers specialized in exhibition catalogues and poetry collections.
As a performer and director she worked on plays by Marivaux, Schnitzler, Goldoni, Calaferte and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Teatro Litta).
Marie grew up in Paris and in England. She read literature in Paris and Bologna and trained at la Scala. She sits on the board of Fonds Tutti, and is a visiting teacher at University of Cincinnati-CCM and Mascarade Opera Studio in Florence.
Upcoming projects : Dialogues des Carmélites (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège), L’Heure Espagnole / Pulcinella at Paris Opéra Comique, Médée by Charpentier at Teatro Real Madrid, and a new project around Pelléas et Mélisande / Ariane et Barbe-bleue with pianist Selim Mazari.
Touring : world tour of Eden/Joyce DiDonato & Il Pomo d’Oro, Molière et ses musiques with William Christie/Les Arts Florissants, Mon Amant de Saint-Jean with Stéphanie d’Oustrac.
Representation : General Management