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  • Laurent Pelly is a French opera and theatre director. At the age of 18, he founded the Compagnie Théâtrale du Pélican which, since 1982, has been co-directed by Agathe Mélinand . From 1994, he became associated with Le Centre Dramatique National des Alpes - Grenoble in Grenoble, and has been its director since 1997. In over twenty years, Pelly has staged more than fifty theatrical productions, now expanding further into directing opera productions. In the six years after 1998 in particular, he directed, productions for the Opéra National de Paris of La Belle Hélène, the Tales of Hoffmann, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, all by Jacques Offenbach, Rameau's Platée, and Ariadne auf Naxos in addition to others. He also designs the costumes for all his productions. In late 2005 Pelly directed five operas by Offenbach in a mini-festival for the Opéra National de Lyon. In addition to a staged presentation of Les Contes d'Hoffmann, there were concert performances of Les Fées du Rhin, M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le . . ., Un Petit Voyage dans la Lune, and L'Ile de Tulipatan. Increasingly, Pelly is becoming known in London, Vienna, New York, Amsterdam, Barcelona and many other houses in both Europe and the United States. Wikipedia

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