Juliette Deschamps was born in Paris and studied literature, philosophy and music, before taking her first steps at the opera in 2006, by directing the soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in two shows : Era la notte (baroque repertoire) and Altre Stelle (romantic repertoire). For her, these initial productions opened the doors to the greatest stages in Europe: the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Theater An Der Wien in Vienna, Het Musiktheater in Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre in Aix-en-Provence, the Opéra de Lille, the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg, and the Lincoln Center in New York. Her opera career then continued with the Mahagonny Songspiel and Die Sieben Todsünden (Kurt Weill) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Theater An der Wien, Agrippina (Handel) at the Teatro Malibran in Venice, La Serva Padrone and Salustia (Pergolesi) at the Fondazione Pergolesi in Spontini, La Peintre (contemporary creation) at the Chiang Kai-shek Center in Taiwan, Il Novello Giasone (Cavalli / Stradella) and Armida (Traetta) at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, and Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartok) at the Opéra National de Bordeaux.
She founded her own company “La Scène du crime” in 2008, and directed three remarkable productions: Le Banquet (Plato) which premiered at the Auditorium du Louvre, Rouge Carmen (Mérimée) at the Nuits de Fourvière and the Opéra Comique, and A Queen of Heart, at the Théâtre de la Bastille.
Juliette Deschamps has also ventured into the repertoire of contemporary music, directing shows at the Olympia, the Musée du Quai Branly, or the Centre Georges Pompidou with pop, flamenco, jazz, electronic or experimental artists. Her work as a video-maker was selected for the last Shanghai Biennale and presented last May at the La Cité de la Musique in Paris under the title “Shanghai Underground”. As artist in residence at the Opéra National de Montpellier, she has just presented her new creation based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations.