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Matthieu Dussouillez – General Director of the Opéra national de Lorraine

Born in 1985, Matthieu Dussouillez studied percussion and tuba and participated in professional artistic projects as both a musician and teacher. At the same time, he joined the ICN Business School in Nancy from which he graduated with a Master's degree in management, specialising in finance and management control.

In 2009, he joined Dijon Opera where he successively held positions in production and administration before becoming the institution's deputy general manager. From 2014 onwards, he devised the opera, music and dance seasons with Laurent Joyeux, helping to obtain the “théâtre lyrique d’intérêt national” label in 2018.

Appointed General Manager of Lorraine National Opera in 2019, as of 2020 he will implement a European project defined along strong artistic lines:

  • to bring out and support a new generation of international artists, capable, in a rapidly changing world, of thinking about the opera of tomorrow
  • to develop an operatic and symphonic programme in tune with musical Europe and the Art Nouveau style which, at the beginning of the 20th century, left its mark on the architecture of Nancy
  • to defend creation, contemporary music and the rediscovery of rare works
  • to pay particular attention to the re-reading of emblematic repertoire works
  • to build a civic opera anchored in the region, looking to the future, open to social issues, committed to equality, diversity and ecological transition

In 2020, he created the Nancy Opera Xperience (NOX), a laboratory for opera creation which aims to imagine new forms by working with artists over the long term, in connection with the city and the territory.

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