Olivier Tambosi

Opera Producer/Stage Director


Olivier Tambosi, who was born in Paris, studied philosophy and theology at Vienna University and opera directing at the Vienna Music Academy. He formed Austria’s first independent opera group, the Neue Oper Wien (N.O.W.) in 1989 and was Artistic Director of the company until 1993. His productions for N.O.W. included Bastien und BastienneJoseph & the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatIdomeneo,Medea, Die Zauberflöte, Prima la Musica (Salieri), Macbeth, La Serva Padrona, Simplicius Simplicissimus (K. A. Hartmann), Il Segreto di Susanna, Pimpinone, Don Pasquale and Lulu.

Between 1993 and 1996 Olivier Tambosi was Artistic Director for Opera at the Stadttheater in Klagenfurt, where he directed L’Elisir d’amore, Manon Lescaut, La voix humaine, Death in Venice, Der Vetter aus Dingsda (Künnecke), Cosi fan Tutte, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Dolores (Kaufmann), Rigoletto andLes Contes d’Hoffmann.

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“Makropulos Case: Unforgettable, triumphant!… A magnificent new production… an evening comprising nothing but success… a superbly inventive production by director Olivier Tambosi… an unalloyed triumph!”

Joshua Kosman

San Francisco Chronicle

“The handsome physical production by Olivier Tambosi…..The production is a roaring triumph..…”

Lisa Hirsch

San Francisco Classical Voice

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“”…Olivier Tambosi’s direction is fabulous. He splits the vision of the Makropulos “Thing” into two parallel universes…” “

Seán Martinfield, San Francisco Sentinel 

““…Olivier Tambosi’s admirable production….treats the piece as absurdist comedy rather than dour allegory, with an omnipresent clock registering real time……Tambosi’s sure hand at characterisation sustains interest during the expository first act.” “

Allan Ulrich, Financial Times 

“”The new production of “The Makropulos Case” that opened in San Francisco this week is about as close as one can hope to get to operatic perfection… Mattila is surrounded by a wonderful cast…..but her best companions in this tour de force are director Olivier Tambosi and conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.” “

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