was born in France. He began his career as assistant to Jean Vilar, Margarita Wallmann and Giorgio Streller. In 1973 he was invited by Rolf Libermann to join the staff of the Paris Opera where he directed Tosca (Puccini) and Così fan tutte (Mozart). He has directed more than 150 productions worldwide, among which are Tancredi (Rossini), La Gioconda (Ponchielli), Tristan und Isolde (Wagner), Manon (Massenet), Peter Grimes (Britten), Fidelio (Beethoven), Otello, Aida (Verdi), La bohème and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini). He directed, among others, at venues such as the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Orange Festival, the opera houses of Venice, Verona and Houston and all the major opera houses of France, Germany, Switzerland and London.
At the Israeli Opera he directed:
Werther (1996, 1999)
Yevgeni Onegin (2003, 2008)
Manon Lescaut (2006)