Éric
Génovèse

499e sociétaire

Having been trained by Pierre Vial, Madeleine Marion, Jean-Pierre Vincent and Viviane Théophilidès at the Paris Conservatory, Éric Génovèse entered the Comédie-Française on the 1st of December 1993 in order to play Scipio in Albert Camus’s Caligula directed by Youssef Chahine and Fortinbras and the Player Queen in Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Georges Lavaudant. He was appointed the 499th sociétaire of the Company on the 1st of January 1998.

Éric Génovèse has worked with renowned directors such as Roger Planchon in Occupe-toi d’Amélie by Feydeau, Daniel Mesguich in The Tempest by Shakespeare and Mithridate and Andromaque by Racine, Robert Wilson in Fables by La Fontaine, Alain Françon in The Three Sisters by Chekhov and The Sea by Edward Bond, and finally Éric Ruf in Peer Gynt by Ibsen. He has been cast in a wide variety of roles in Molière’s plays: The Miser by Andrei Serban, The Forced Marriage by Andrzej Seweryn, Amphitryon by Anatoli Vassiliev. Marcel Bozonnet offered him the title role in Tartuffe in 2004. He undertook the role of Philinte in Le Misanthrope on two occasions, first under the direction of Lukas Hemleb in 2007, and then in Clément Hervieu-Léger’s staging in 2014. In 2018, Clément Hervieu-léger entrusted him to play M. Gabor and the Masked man in Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening.

He has also proven his skills in the twentieth century’s repertoire: Eugène Ionesco’s Jacques ou la soumission as staged by Simon Eine, Marguerite Duras’ Agatha by Alison Hornus and La Pluie d’été by Emmanuel Daumas, Copi’s Une visite inopportune by Lukas Hemleb, Tony Kushner’s Homebody / Kabul by Jorge Lavelli, Pinter’s The Birthday Party by Claude Mouriéras, and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children by Jorge Lavelli, followed by The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Katharina Thalbach. Director Ivo van Hove requested that Éric Génovèse take up the role of Wolf von Aschenbach in The Damned after Visconti’s screenplay.

As a stage director, Éric Génovèse led the actors of the Company in a montage of texts by Fernando Passoa entitled Le Privilège des chemins in 2004, and later in 2012, in Erzuli Dahomey, déesse de l’amour by Jean-René Lemoine.

Outside of the Comédie-Française, he directed Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Rolf Liebermann’s The School for Wives at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, and Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Vienna State Opera. Éric Génovèse has also played in Jeanne au Bûcher by Paul Claudel/Arthur Honegger which was directed by Côme de Bellescize and presented in Toulouse, Paris and later at New York City’s Lincoln Center.

Currently in

Électre / Oreste

"Electra / Orestes"
by Euripide
Directed by Ivo van Hove

Richelieu

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Soon in

L'Heureux Stratagème

"The Successful Stratagem"
by Marivaux
Directed by Emmanuel Daumas

Vx-Colombier

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Éric Génovèse / Aharon Appelfeld

The Actors’ Attic

Richelieu

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At the Comédie-Française

2019-2020

2018-2019

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Philinte

    Richelieu

  • Électre / Oreste

    Electra / Orestes by Euripide Directed by Ivo van Hove

    un esclave phrygien

    Richelieu

  • Les Damnés

    The Damned after the screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico...

    Wolf von Aschenbach

    Richelieu

  • Les Oubliés (Alger-Paris)

    The Forgotten Ones [Algiers-Paris] Writed and directed by Julie Bertin and Jade...

    Antoine Meursault, responsable de l’intendance de la mairie (2019) et Michel Debré, garde...

    Vx-Colombier

  • L'Heureux Stratagème

    The Successful Stratagem by Marivaux Directed by Emmanuel Daumas

    Frontin, valet du chevalier

    Vx-Colombier

2017-2018

2016-2017

  • La Double Inconstance

    The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux Directed by Anne Kessler

    Trivelin

    Richelieu

  • La Résistible Ascension d'Arturo Ui

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

    Flake et Greenwool

    Richelieu

  • La Règle du jeu

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

    Marceau

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Philinte

    Richelieu

  • Les Damnés

    The Damned after the screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico...

    Wolf von Aschenbach

    Richelieu

2015-2016

  • Les Damnés

    The Damned after the screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico...

    Wolf von Aschenbach

    Avignon

  • La Mer

    The Sea by Edward Bond Directed by Alain Françon

    Le Pasteur

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Jeppo Liveretto (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Phèdre

    Directeur artistique : Eric Génovèse Réalisation : Blandine Masson, Sophie-Aude Picon

    Thésée, fils d’Egée, roi d’Athènes

    Maison de la Radio

  • La Double Inconstance

    The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux Directed by Anne Kessler

    Trivelin

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Philinte

    Richelieu

2014-2015

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Jeppo Liveretto (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger

    Philinte

    Richelieu

  • La Double Inconstance

    The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux Directed by Anne Kessler

    Trivelin

    Richelieu

2013-2014

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Michael Marmarinos

    Théramène, gouverneur d’Hippolyte

    Richelieu

  • Lucrèce Borgia

    Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Jeppo Liveretto

    Richelieu

  • Cabaret Georges Brassens

    by Georges Brassens Directed by Thierry Hancisse

    Studio

  • Richard III

    by William Shakespeare Reading directed by Anne Kessler

    Buckingham

    Maison de la Radio

  • L'Anniversaire

    by Harold Pinter Directed by Claude Mouriéras

    Nat Goldberg

    Vx-Colombier

2012-2013

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Le Bret (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Les Trois Sœurs

    The Three Sisters by Anton Tchekhov Directed by Alain Françon

    Nikolaï Lvovitch Touzenbach, baron, lieutenant

    Richelieu

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Michael Marmarinos

    Théramène, gouverneur d’Hippolyte

    Richelieu

  • La Place Royale

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Anne-Laure Liégeois

    Cléandre

    Vx-Colombier

  • Blessures de femmes

    sur une proposition de Catherine Cabrol Responsable artistique Alain Lenglet

    Richelieu

  • Soirée Jean Vilar, Dans le plus beau...

    Reading night

    Humilis

    Richelieu

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

  • The Readers’ Bureau

    Readings of contemporary authors

    Vx-Colombier

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Le Bret (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Les Naufragés

    The Drowned by Guy Zilberstein Directed by Anne Kessler

    Golz, galeriste

    Vx-Colombier

  • La Grande Magie

    by Eduardo De Filippo Directed by Dan Jemmett

    Mariano d'Albino, amant de Marta et l'Inspecteur

    Richelieu

2008-2009

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Le Bret (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2007-2008

2006-2007

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Lukas Hemleb

    Philinte

    Richelieu

2005-2006

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    Le Bret

    Richelieu

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    l'Ours, la Grenouille

    Richelieu

  • Tartuffe

    by Molière Directed by Marcel Bozonnet

    Tartuffe

    Richelieu

2004-2005

  • Tartuffe

    by Molière Directed by Marcel Bozonnet

    Tartuffe

    Richelieu

  • Embrasser les ombres

    by Lars Norén Directed by Joël Jouanneau

    Eugène Jr

    Vx-Colombier

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    l'Ours, la Grenouille

    Richelieu

2003-2004

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    l'Ours, la Grenouille

    Richelieu

  • Homebody / Kabul

    by Tony Kushner Directed by Jorge Lavelli

    Khwaja Aziz Mondanabosh

    Vx-Colombier

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001

  • Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

    The Bourgeois Gentleman by Molière Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Covielle (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Andrei Serban

    Cléante

    Richelieu

1999-2000

  • L'Avare

    The Miser by Molière Directed by Andrei Serban

    Cléante

    Richelieu

  • Le Mariage forcé

    The Forced Marriage by Molière Directed by Andrzej Seweryn

    Marphurius

    Richelieu

1998-1999

  • Mithridate

    by Jean Racine Directed by Daniel Mesguich

    Xipharès

    Vx-Colombier

1997-1998

1996-1997

  • Jacques ou la soumission

    by Eugène Ionesco Directed by Simon Eine

    Jacques

    Studio

  • Clitandre

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Muriel Mayette-Holtz

    Cléon

    Richelieu

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Anne Delbée

    Hippolyte

    Richelieu

  • Tite et Bérénice

    by Pierre Corneille Directed by Patrick Guinand

    Domitian

    Vx-Colombier

1995-1996

  • Mithridate

    by Jean Racine Directed by Daniel Mesguich

    Xipharès

    Vx-Colombier

  • Occupe-toi d'Amélie

    Take care of Amélie by Georges Feydeau Directed by Roger Planchon

    Boas (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Anne Delbée

    Hippolyte

    Richelieu

1994-1995

  • Occupe-toi d'Amélie

    Take care of Amélie by Georges Feydeau Directed by Roger Planchon

    Boas

    Richelieu

1993-1994

  • Caligula

    by Albert Camus Directed by Youssef Chahine

    Scipion

    Richelieu

  • Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare Directed by Georges Lavaudant

    Fortinbras ; la Reine de comédie

    Richelieu

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