Olivier Py

Olivier Py ( born July 24, 1965 in Grasse, Alpes- Maritimes ) is a French actor, director, theater director and author of stage works.


Py visited in Cannes and studied in Paris at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique. He works as a director, actor and author. In 1997 he was in Orléans director of the Centre national de création d'Orléans, 2007 in Paris director of the Théâtre National de l' Odéon, until he was replaced in 2011 there for political reasons and replaced by Luc Bondy .. Since 2001, he had several orders for opera productions at the Opera House Geneva and in 2008 with the Rake 's Progress by Igor Stravinsky his first production at the Opéra National de Paris (Palais Garnier ). In April 2012, he realized at the Theater an der Wien, the opera Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas.

Py has designed a variety of theater productions, written and published itself. His theatrical situation reflective piece The sun was premiered by him at the Berlin Volksbühne 2011 .. 2012 Py staged for the first time as an opera director in Germany at the Oper der Stadt Köln ( The Force of Destiny by Giuseppe Verdi).

Py will lead the Avignon Festival in 2013.

Pieces and writings

Writings in German Edition

  • The sun, translation of Leopold von Verschuer Gifkendorf: Merlin Publishing, 2011
  • Paradise of sadness, Gifkendorf: Merlin Publishing, 2005
  • The celebration of the labyrinth, Gifkendorf: Merlin Publishing, 2003