Bakary
Sangaré

523e sociétaire

Following his training at the Institut national des Arts in Bamako and at the École nationale des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Paris, Bakary Sangaré entered the Comédie-Française in 2002 and made his debut as Papa in Marie Ndiaye’s Papa doit manger under the direction of André Engel.

The following season, he played Antonio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will directed by Andrzej Seweryn, and the Lion in La Fontaine’s Fables directed by Robert Wilson. Marcel Bozonnet entrusted him with the role of Orgon inTartuffe by Molière, while Guillaume Gallienne directed him in On the High Road by Chekhov. Muriel Mayette-Holtz cast him in Return to the Desert by Bernard-Marie Koltès and later in La Dispute by Marivaux, while Jean Liermier cast him as Diomède in Kleist’s Penthesilea. In 2008, he played Titus in Racine’s Bérénice by Faustin Linyekula and Bartholo in Beaumarchais’ The Marriage of Figaro by Christophe Rauck. For Andrés Lima, he embodied the Innkeeper in Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, while Lee Breuer entrusted him with playing Steve Hubbell in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Éric Génovèse wanted him to play in Erzuli Dahomey, déesse de l'amour by Jean-René Lemoine.

He was Abdo and the Governer in Rituals of Signs and Transformations by Saadallah Wannous directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam and carried the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello under the direction of Léonie Simaga, Tardiveau in Eugène Labiche’s Italian Straw Hat (Un chapeau de paille d'Italie) by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, the Mother and Claude in The Three Little Pigs written and directed by Thomas Quillardet. Bakary Sangaré also played in Triptyque du naufrage: Lampedusa Snow written and staged by Lina Prosa. In 2015, he reunited with Éric Ruf, who had previously directed him in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, to be cast as Friar John in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In 2016, he worked with Christiane Jatahy in The Rules of the Game after a screenplay by Jean Renoir, as well as Katharina Thalbach in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, and finally with Isabelle Nanty in The Free Exchange Hotel by George Feydeau. In 2017, Denis Podalydès cast him to play Silvestre in Molière’s Les Fourberies de Scapin.

Bakary Sangaré has played in the following, among other pictures, Trouble Every Day by Claire Denis; Feeling (Les sentiments) and Let’s Dance! (Faut que ça danse !) by Noémie Lvovsky; The Lost Seamen (Les Marins perdus) by Claire Devers and in A Butterfly Kiss (Un baiser papillon) by Karine Silla-Perez. He could be seen in Peter Brook’s mini-series Mahabharata in 1990, and in Ça ne peut pas continuer comme ça, by Dominique Cabrera broadcast on French television in 2012.

He is a Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour (Chevalier dans l'ordre de la Légion d'Honneur).

During the 2018/2019 season, Bakary Sangaré will be playing in Bertolt Brecht’s La Vie de Galilée by Éric Ruf, in the rerun of Molière’s Les Fourberies de Scapin by Denis Podalydès and in the rerun of Feydeau’s Free Exchange Hotel (L’Hôtel du Libre-Échange) by Isabelle Nanty.

Currently in

La Puce à l'oreille

A Flea in her ear
by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Lilo Baur

Richelieu

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La Vie de Galilée

Life of Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Éric Ruf

Richelieu

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La Conférence des objets

"The Object Conference"
Written and directed by Christine Montalbetti

Studio

Tickets

At the Comédie-Française

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

  • L'Éveil du printemps

    The Awakening of Spring by Frank Wedekind Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    le professeur Knüppeldick, Ziegenmelker et le Serrurier

    Richelieu

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Directed by Éric Ruf

    Frère Jean

    Richelieu

  • La Résistible Ascension d'Arturo Ui

    The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Katharina Thalbach

    Le Bonimenteur et Hook

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

    The Rules of the Game based on the screenplay by Jean Renoir Directed by Christiane...

    Édouard Schumacher

    Richelieu

  • L'Hôtel du Libre-Échange

    The Free Exchange Hotel by Georges Feydeau Directed by Isabelle Nanty

    Boulot

    Richelieu

  • Les Fourberies de Scapin

    Scapin The Schemer by Molière Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Silvestre

    Richelieu

2016-2017

  • L'Hôtel du Libre-Échange

    The Free Exchange Hotel by Georges Feydeau Directed by Isabelle Nanty

    Boulot

    Richelieu

  • La Résistible Ascension d'Arturo Ui

    The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht Directed by Katharina Thalbach

    le Bonimenteur et Hook

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

    The Rules of the Game after the screenplay by Jean Renoir Directed by Christiane Jatahy

    Édouard Schumacher

    Richelieu

  • Roméo et Juliette

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Directed by Éric Ruf

    Frère Jean

    Richelieu

2015-2016

2014-2015

  • Innocence

    by Dea Loher Directed by Denis Marleau

    Fadoul, immigré clandestin

    Richelieu

  • Un chapeau de paille d'Italie

    An Italian Straw Hat by Eugène Labiche Directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

    Tardiveau, teneur de livres

    Richelieu

2013-2014

2012-2013

  • Rituel pour une métamorphose

    Rituals of Signs and Transformations by Saadallah Wannous Directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam

    Abdo et le Gouverneur

    Richelieu

  • Blessures de femmes

    sur une proposition de Catherine Cabrol Responsable artistique Alain Lenglet

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois petits cochons

    The Three Little Pigs by Thomas Quillardet Directed by Thomas Quillardet

    La mère et Claude

    Studio

2011-2012

  • Peer Gynt

    by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Éric Ruf

    Aslak, L'Enfant, le gardien du harem, le Fellah, un Marin

    Grand Palais

  • Erzuli Dahomey, déesse de l'amour

    by Jean-René Lemoine Directed by Éric Génovèse

    Félicité

    Vx-Colombier

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

  • Bérénice

    by Jean Racine Directed by Faustin Linyekula

    Titus

    Studio

  • La Dispute

    A Matter of Dispute by Marivaux Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Carise

    Vx-Colombier

  • Le Mariage de Figaro ou la Folle Journée

    The Marriage of Figaro or The Mad Day by Beaumarchais Directed by Christophe Rauck

    Bartholo

    Richelieu

2007-2008

2006-2007

  • Le Retour au désert

    Return to the desert by Bernard-Marie Koltès Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    le Grand parachutiste noir

    Richelieu

  • Sur la grand-route

    by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Guillaume Gallienne

    Kouzma, voyageur

    Studio

2005-2006

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    le Lion

    Richelieu

  • Tartuffe

    by Molière Directed by Marcel Bozonnet

    Orgon

    Richelieu

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

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