Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, welcomes the unanimous proposal of the jury chaired by Laurent Hénart, Mayor of Nancy, former Minister, President of the personalized management of the Opéra national de Lorraine for the appointment of Matthieu Dussouillez as director of the Opéra national de Lorraine, in full agreement with Jean Rottner, president of the Grand Est Region.

Matthieu Dussouillez built a project based on the theme of Art Nouveau, linked to the history of Nancy. It proposes programming axes allowing the public to share the creative strength of the early XXe The European Union is a world-class institution, with an eye to the fundamentals of the repertoire and the bridges that must be woven between all the arts.

He plans to develop the new audiences by conducting a reflection on the format of lyric performances and symphonic concerts, especially in the direction of young generations and audiences far from opera, geographically or socially. It will also ensure the artistic influence of the Opéra national de Lorraine through the development of national and international co-productions.

Finally, it will have to be a player in the new challenges related to the perimeter of the Grand Est region, by participating in the articulation of its four opera houses, while irrigating the entire regional territory.

Matthieu Dussouillez, 32, holds a master’s degree from the ICN Business School in Nancy, and is enrolled in a new generation of directors and directors and received a musical training (percussion and tuba) in the regional conservatories of Dijon and Nancy. He joined the Opéra de Dijon in 2010, where he was in charge of budget and management control, before becoming its administrative and financial director and, since 2014, the deputy director general.

He will take up his duties on 1er june 2019.