A B O U T
Ophelie was a revival director at Deutsche Oper Berlin at age 22 and was the first Opera Directing Fellow to be chosen two years in a row at the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts (The Juilliard School), where she worked as Assistant Director and Stage Director and she was under the mentorship of Stage Director Stephen Wadsworth.
She grew up in France and in Germany and she studied in Britain. While at King’s College London, she was cast in shows for the King’s Players and the Waistcoat Company and she directed for her own company, City Lights TC.
After graduating as Associate of King’s College with a Bachelor's degree in philosophy, she started working as an Assistant Director in Opera. Amongst other places, she has worked at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opernhaus Zürich, the Washington National Opera, The Juilliard School (in Co-Production with the Metropolitan Opera) and The Santa Fe Opera, with directors including Graham Vick, Robert Carsen, Stephen Wadsworth and Francesca Zambello.
Ophelie directed for the Lindemann Patron Concert at the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. Her directing credits also include Cenerentola (Opera NEO and Opera Orlando), Don Giovanni (Syracuse Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Music Academy Internationl), Lost Luggage (L'occasione fa il ladro - Glimmerglass Festival), Die Zauberflöte (Music Academy International), opera showcases and scenes programs (amongst others for The Juilliard School and The Glimmerglass Festival), An Ideal Husband (City Lights TC, London), The Importance of Being Earnest (City Lights TC), Hamlet (City Lights TC), and Romeo and Juliet (Greenwood Theatre, London).
She plays piano, she has received several Philosophy awards and she spends her free time hiking, writing and training in Krav Maga.