Béatrice Lachaussée studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and music theatre directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2013, she has worked as an opera director at several major opera houses in Europe, including the Dutch National Opera, La Monnaie and the Opera of Cologne. Her opera productions include Werther, L’enfant et les sortilèges, L’heure espagnole, Madame Butterfly, Hänsel und Gretel, Béatrice et Bénédict and the Bartered Bride. Alongside directing opera, her work in contemporary music theater includes Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann und die Brandstifter (Neue Oper Wien), A Song for the Moon by Mathilde Wantenaar (Dutch National Opera and De Munt) and Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz (Opera of Cologne) for which she was awarded the Götz Friedrich Preis.
This season she will direct Don Giovanni for the Goble Theater in Coburg (Germany) and in 2025/6 she will direct Griselda by Vivaldi at the Danish Royal Opera house and Les enfants terribles by Philip Glass at the Reisopera (Netherlands).