Theatre Direction


1975   Hannya Shingyo, japanese ritualistic game, written by Shogo Ota and Takuro Endo, performed in Paris, New York, Amsterdam and Canadian tour. Publication : The Drama Review, vol 19 t-68 December 1975
1978   Amé Tsuchi, text by Mutso Takahashi, after the Japanese mythology, Festival d’Automne, Paris, and world tour

  Interrogations (words of the Zen Masters, Köan), Festival d’Avignon and world tour. Publication : The Drama Review, vol.25, N°2 (T20), N.Y., July 1981

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1982   The Tibetan Book of Dead, adapted by Isaelle Famchon, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris and Rennes
    The Divine Comedy, by Dante, adapted by Yoshi Oïda, Teatro Trastevere, Roma, Milan Italy
1983   Über den Berg Kommen, Nô play "Kayoï Komachi", after Zeami Kanze, a XIIIth century text, Werkhaus Moosach, Munich, Germany, European and Indian tour.
1986   The Walk of the Cameleon, after African folk story, Festival de San’Arcangelo di Romagna, Italy, and European tour
    The Guide of the Other World, adapted from the Tibetan Book of Dead, Festival de San Arcangelo di Romagna, and European tour
1989   Fiore di Riso, Fiori di Fango, based on Japanese texts of Kyogen, Theatro Alkaest, Milan, Sicily, Italy
    The Story of Kantan, after Japanese texs of Nô Theater, Werkhaus Moosach, Munich, Germany and German tour
1994   The Hunting Gun, based on a novel by Yasushi Inoue, Theatre Schaubühne, Berlin, Germany, Zûrich, Swiss
1995   The Woman in the Dune, after a novel by Kobo Abe, Theaterlabor, Bielefeld, and German tour
1996   Madame de Sade, by Yukio Mishima, Theatre Schaubühne, Berlin, Germany
1997   End Game, by Samuel Beckett, Appeltheater, The Hague, Netherlands and tour in The Netherlands
    Molley Sweeney, by Brian Friel, Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
    Han-Jo, theatrical variation, text by Nô, Kyogen, and modern Nô by Kukio Mishima, Theatre Schaubühne, Berlin, Germany
1998   Curlew River, opera by Bengemin Britten, Festival d’Aix-En-Provence, France and tour in Europe
1999   The Misunderstanding, by Albert Camus, Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
2000   The Nightingale, opera by Igor Stravinsky; and The Village of the Wolf Cub, opera by Guo Wenjing, opera de Rouen, France
2001   Dance Theatre : The Maids, after Jean Genet, Choreographed adaptation, Theater Haus, Stuttgart, Germany and tour in Europe (Awerd of Time Out, for Best Dance Show in London 2002); Washington DC
    Autumn Dream, by Jon Fosse, Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria
    Molly Sweeney, Dance Theatre by Brian Friel, Dance Theatre Nürnberg Opera, Germany
2002   Musical-theater : The Song of the Earth, by Gustav Mahler, adapted by Arnold Schöenberg, dramatizing by Yoshi Oïda,  Opéra de Rouen, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Luxembourg, San Paulo (Bresil, 2017)
2003   Curlew River ( new staging ) by Bengamin Britten, Opéra de Rouen, France,  tour in NYC
    Dance Theatre : Mevlana Rumi (Recipes for Love), from poems of Rumi, adapted by Lorna Marshall, Hebbel Theater, Berlin, Germany
    Alex Langer (creation of opera), by Giovanni Verrando, libretto by Vito Ugo Calabretta, images by Thomas Shenk, Nuovo Teatro Comunale di Bolzano, Italy
    La Frontière (creation of opera), chamber opera, music byPhilippe Manoury, libretto by Daniela Langer, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, tour in France, Orléans, Rouen, Strasbourg, Lausanne, Clermont-Ferrand, Metz

Nabucco, by Giuseppe Verdi, Theatre Communale di Bologna, Sabonlina Festival (Finland), Lièges-Opera Royal de Walloni (Belgium)

Theatre : Possible Worlds of John Mighton - Toronto (Canada)





Musical-theater : Winterreise, by Franz Schubert (1° version) - Music, theatre, images - Theaterlabor Bielefeld - Potsdam - Berlin 



Musical-theater :Winterreise, by Franz Schubert (2° version) - Monterey (Mexico)

Death in Venice, by Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh Festival (U.K.), Bregen Festival (Austria) - Praha (Czech), Lyon (France), Toronto (Canada), Leeds (U.K.), Lowry(U.K.), Newcastle(U.K.), Nottingham (U.K.)




  Il Mondo della Luna, by Joseph Haydn - Rennes, Nantes, Angers, Luxembourgc


Don Giovanni, by Mozart - Saint Quentin en Yvelines, La Rochelle, Orléans, Chàteau de Versaille






  Idomeneo, by Mozart    National Theatre  Prague ( Czech)

  Birth of The Baptist (creation of opera) of Jyrki Linjama - Carinthischer Sommer, Festival Ossiach (Austria)


 Musical-theater :Winterreise, by Franz Schubert (3° version with Orchestre) - Theatre Athene, Festival Euphonie, saint Quenn Yvelinnes, Tour in Iles de France

  Opera Creation: La nuit de Gutenberg, by Philippe Manoury - Opera du Rhin (Strasbourg-France)




Le Vent Divin - kamikaze  (danse and images) - Château de Morsang-sur-Orge (France)

Opera Creation: Terre et Cendre   of Atiq Rahimi , by Jérôm Combier - Opera de Lyon (France)

 Les Pêcheurs de Perles by Bizet - Opera Comique, Paris (France), Lièges-Opera Royal de Walloni (Belgium)

   Opera National de Bordeaux (France, 2017), Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman, 2017)

The Pilgrim's Progress by Vaughan Williams - ENO English National Opera in London




















 Sang de cerisiers : theatre : Compagnie le Bruit des Hommes - Theatre Aubagne, Marseille (France)




Opera Peter Grimes by Benjaman Britten - Opera de Lyon (France)

Musical-theater : YOUME -The Wind blowing in the pine trees- (inspeared from Noh Theter)   text by Jacqued Keriguy and composed by Kazuko Narita -Maison de la culture de Japon, Opera de Reims, and other theaters



Opera Madame Butterfly (1st version) by Puccinis  Opera Goteborg (Sweden),

    The Finnish National Opera in Helsinki (Finland, 2018), Opera Goteborg (Sweden, 2018)



Opera Madame Butterfly (2nd version) by Puccinis  Tokyo, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takasaki  (Japan)


War Requiem by Benjaman Britten - Opera de Lyon (France)



Opera Creation Shion Story  by Nishimura Akira   - New National Theatre, Tokyo (Japan)