Marie Lambert-Le Bihan (b. 1977) is a freelance opera director and lighting designer.
Recently she directed Eden for Joyce DiDonato with Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanichev. Other recent credits include 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).
Other collaborations include The Rain VR-film by artist HeeWon Lee, Entropy a scientific lecture with music by Dopplereffekt, and projects with writer Anne- James Chaton.
Marie collaborated extensively with directors Piero Faggioni and David McVicar. She revived La Traviata (Liceu, Madrid, Scottish Opera), La Clemenza di Tito (Toulouse, Marseille, Chicago, Liceu), 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 ChampsÉlysées, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Strasburg, Lille, Tokyo, Maggio Musicale, Ravenna Festival, Bologna, Parma, Turin, Genoa, Montpellier, Bari, Palermo and Welsh National Opera.
Credits as translator and dramaturg : Offenbach’s early operetta Vent du Soir into italian (Maggio Musicale), L’Uomo in bivio into French for Paulin Büdgen/Ensemble Céladon (upcoming). 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 the Fonds Tutti and is a visiting teacher at CCM-Cincinnati and Mascarade Opera Studio in Florence.
Upcoming projects : Carmen (Lyric Opera Chicago), Dialogues des Carmélites (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège), new productions in Tours and Opéra Comique.
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