Bio: Jean-Claude Berutti was trained at the School of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg by Jean-Pierre Vincent and Klaus Michael Grüber. He then hired Pierre Barrat to the Atelier lyrique du Rhin in Colmar (the opera studio of the Alsatian Opéra du Rhin), where he continued his education.
In 1981, Gérard Mortier added him to his first team to renew the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, which gave him the opportunity to complete his musical theater education.
After three years at La Monnaie (where he worked as an assistant director with Patrice Chéreau, Karl-Ernst Hermann and Achim Freyer, among others), he became a freelance director and also staged works of spoken theater and opera. "Lotte in Weimar" with his own theater company, "Louise" and "Manfred" at the Monnaie, "Margarethe" and "Rusalka" at the Opera in Lyon, "La Traviata", "La Bohème" and "The King Kandaules" in Nancy in collaboration with conductors such as Emmanuel Krivine, Philippe Herreweghe, Bernhard Kontarsky, Sylvain Cambreling and Ivan Fischer. In speech theater, he dealt with the great contemporary drama in both France and Belgium (George Tabori, Biljana Srbljanović, Noah Haidle, Anja Hilling, Peter Turrini, Falk Richter, Peter Handke etc.
Between 1997 and 2011, Jean-Claude Berutti directed two of the most emblematic French theaters: the Théâtre du Peuple in Bussang and the Comédie de Saint-Étienne. At the same time, he was elected President of the European Theater Convention, which under his leadership developed into the most important European network of public theaters and strengthened its representations in Germany and in the new member states of the European Union.
In 2007 he received the "Leoncino d'Oro" at the Venice Biennale for his production of "Zelinda and Lindoro" after Goldoni. Jean-Claude Berutti has been a freelance director since 2011. With his own troupe, he premiered pieces by the authors Carole Fréchette, Etel Adnan, Nicole Malinconi and Silke Hassler in France and Belgium, while his career in Germany developed both in the field of opera ("L'Elisir d'amore" in Leipzig, "The sold bride" in Braunschweig) as well as that of the spoken theater (Kammerspiele Hamburg, Bad Hersfeld Festival, Essen Theater, Nuremberg State Theater). His production of "Pretty Best Friends" (Kammerspiele Hamburg) has been shown at various German theaters and festivals for three years.
He is currently preparing the French-language premiere of "Conversations with my father" by Herb Gardner for Belgium and the dramatization of Huxley's "Brave New World" (Altonaertheater, Hamburg) and the premiere of "The Truth, Only the Truth" by Eric Assous at the Comedy at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. After he directed “Ernani” in Vilnius Verdi's four years ago, this production will be resumed in Yerevan in October 2017.
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