Pierre Emmanuel Rousseau

Stage director



  • Rossini's "Le comte Ory"
    Theater Winterthur - January 21, 23, 24m, 26, 2016
  • Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"
    Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn - September 23, 25, 2016
  • Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"
    January 26-31 2017 Theater Winterthur
  • Mozart's "Il Re pastore"
    July 4, 5, 7, 8, 2017 Opéra de Chambre de Genève


Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau was born in 1979. After four first prices of the National Conservatory of Music of Rouen and a major university education, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau  works with several directors, Jean-Claude Auvray, John Dew, Stéphane Braunschweig, Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeieff. He works, among others, in houses as prestigious as National Theater of Strasbourg,  Théâtre du Chatelet, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord,  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra-Bastille and Opéra-Comique of Paris, Nationals Operas of Bordeaux and Lyon, Royal Opera of Wallonie, National Theater of Marseille, etc...

In 2010, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau makes the direction and the costumes of L'Amant Jaloux of Gretry at the Royal Opera of Versailles and at The Opéra Comique. This show is unanimously greeted by the critic and the audience. This production was broadcast on Mezzo and France2 and is now available on a DVD. In 2013, he signed the stage, sets and costumes of a new production Il Turco in Italia Rossini, in Biel and on tour in Switzerland, with a great success. In 2014, he comes back in Biel for stage, sets and costumes of Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali / Viva la Mamma Donizetti. In june 2015, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau signs a new production of Monsieur Choufleuri/Pomme d’Api  Offenbach, on the Opéra de Chambre in Geneva and in septembre 2015, a new production of Le Comte Ory Rossini. In march 2016, he will be in Geneva, with Orchestre de Chambre, under the direction of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, for Der Schauspieldirektor Mozart

Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau works with some prestigious maestri, John Eliott Gardiner, William Christie, Ludovic Morlot, François-Xavier Roth, Jérémie Rhorer, Christophe Rousset Marco Zambelli, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon... and some amazing singers, Karita Mattila, Sumi Jo, Kenneth Tarver, Véronique Gens, Frédéric Antoun, Stefan Margita, Hélène Guillemette, Julie Boulianne, Olga Peretyatko, Patricia Petitbon, Bernard Richter, Cynthia Makris, Richard Troxell, ... 

Audio & Video
Le Comte Ory Le convenienze ed inconveniente teatrali Il Turco in Italia L'Amant jaloux Pomme d'Api & Monsieur Choufleuri