Olivier Fredj

Olivier Fredj

Stage Director

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«It IS really a rare anD difficult performance to succeed in harmonising in an opera all these elements with such grace and such fervour.»
Cezary Ostrowski - ON MACBETH (2018)
«Bold gamble, but successfully rewarded by the audacity of the director»
OPERA MAGAZINE - Mehdi MADAVI - ON MACBETH (2018)
«the theatricality of the staging and the beautiful acting direction give to this show a true power.»
OPERA ONLINE - ALAIN DUAULT - ON MACBETH (2018)
2016Verdi: MacbethStage Director
2016Verdi: MacbethStage Director
2015Mozart: March, K. 214, C Major (il Re Pastore)Stage Director
2013Gala - La Bibliothèque de Pierre BergéStage Director

Bio



British and French, Olivier Fredj studied British Literature, drama and music. 
Coordinator of  social projects in Europe and South Africa, he then worked as a cultural journalist before attending the Studio Théâtre d’Asnières. As a Stage Manager he worked with Adrian Noble, John Eliott Gardiner, Jonathan Kent/William Christie...

He assists Robert Carsen, at the Chatelet with My Fair Lady (directs the revival at the Mariinski) and  Singin’ In the Rain, (revived at the Grand Palais), in Aix en Provence with Rigoletto (revival in Geneva and Bolchoï theatre) and on the Magic Flute by Simon McBurney.  At the Théâtre du Châtelet, he collaborates with Lee Blakeley, Fanny Ardant,  and revives The Sound of Music (Emilio Sagi).

In 2015, he directs Il Re Pastore by  W.A Mozart at the Théâtre du Châtelet and in 2016, Macbeth by Verdi at La Monnaie-De Munt and Teatr Wielki Poznan. In 2017, he stages the Inauguration Gala of La Seine Musicale and in 2018 creates Funeral Blues, the Missing Cabaret at the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg.  In 2018-2019, he will perform as a Singer in Peau d'âne, by Michel Legrand at the Théâtre Marigny, where he will also direct The Fantasticks, whilst Funeral Blues is revived at Les Bouffes du Nord.




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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Macbeth Stage Director Poznan Opera (teatr Wielki) 2016
Verdi: Macbeth Stage Director La Monnaie Royal Opera 2016
Mozart: March, K. 214, C Major (il Re Pastore) Stage Director Théâtre Du Châtelet 2015
Gala - La Bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé Stage Director Hôtel Drouot 2013