Sylvia
Bergé

496e sociétaire

Sylvia Bergé grew up in a family of actors. Following her university studies in Russian and Japanese, she dedicated herself to the theater. She trained at the Cours Florent before enrolling in the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique. Jean-Louis Barrault cast her in Victor Hugo’s Angelo, Tyrant of Padua (Angelo, tyran de Padoue) and Philippe Adrien directed her in La Méprise by Marivaux.

She joined the Comédie-Française on the 1st of January 1988, and was appointed the 496th sociétaire on the 1st of December 1998. Being equally at ease in both classical and contemporary roles, she was chosen by many renowned directors such as Jacques Lasalle who directed her first in 1990, in Michel Vinaver’s L’Émission de télévision, and then in 1993 in Nathalie Sarraute's Le Silence and again, in 2009, in Figaro gets a Divorce by Ödön von Horváth. Jean-Louis Benoit cast her in Pirandello’s The Vise and later in Gogol’s The Government Inspector; Yannis Kokkos in Racine’s Iphigénie; and André Wilms in Euripides’ The Bacchae. In 2004, she played in Robert Wilson’s adaptation of La Fontaine’s Fables. Michel Vinaver offered her the role of Bess in his play L’Ordinaire, Lilo Baur the role of Prudencia in The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, Sulayman Al-Bassam the role of Warda in Rituals of Signs and Transformations by Saadallah Wannous and Gérard Desarthe the role of Varvara in Gorky’s Summerfolk. In 2016, Anne Kessler directed her in La Ronde by Schnitzler and Ivo van Hove in his adaptation of The Damned after a screenplay by Visconti. In 2018, she reunited with David Lescot for Les Ondes magnétiques, having already worked with him on The Last Days of Manking by Karl Kraus.

In 2009, Sylvia Bergé interpreted Le Testament de Vanda, a monologue written for her by Jean-Pierre Siméon. While touring with this monodrama, she won the Interpretation Award at the International Theater Festival Actor of Europe in Macedonia and in Vratsa in Bulgaria. Her natural propensity for singing and her vocal art training have made her ideal for roles which combine singing and acting. Daniel Mesguich entrusted her with the role of Metella in La Vie parisienne by Offenbach, Lukas Hemleb with the role of Régina Morti in Une visite inopportune by Copi, and Laurent Pelly with that of Jenny-la-Bordelière in The Threepenny Opera by Brecht. Véronique Vella offered her the role of Vénus in Molière’s Psyché as well as that of Mother in Le Loup and later in Le Cerf et le Chien, two plays adapted from Marcel Aymé’s Les Contes du chat perché. Sylvia Bergé conceived, interpreted and directed Le Cabaret des mers and Quatre femmes et un piano, and has played in Chansons déconseillées, Cabaret Barbara and Cabaret Brassens.

Outside the Comédie-Française, Sylvia Bergé has played Sister Ursula in Le Domino noir, an opera by Auber directed by Christian Hecq and Valérie Lesort. She recited Honegger’s King David at the Edinburgh Festival, Stravinsky’s Persephone at the Oslo Opera and Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale at the Salle Pleyel. In 2018, Christian Schiaretti directed her in Cocteau’s The Human Voice (La Voix humaine) at the Atelier lyrique in Tourcoing and later at the Théâtre National Populaire.

For her role in Dominique Cabrera’s television film Ça ne peut pas continuer comme ça, Sylvia Bergé won the Gilda Award at the Florence Festival Internazionale Cinema e Donne. In 2014, she played in the television series Spiral (Engrenages) and in Dan Uzan’s feature film Nous nous marierons in 2017.

Sylvia Bergé is Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres).

During the 2018/2019 season, Sylvia Bergé will be playing in Les Oubliés (Alger-Paris) written and directed by Julie Bertin and Jade Herbulot – Le Birgit Ensemble, Euripides’ Électre / Oreste by Ivo van Hove and in the rerun of Visconti’s The Damned by Ivo van Hove. Her Grenier des acteurs is dedicated to Virginia Woolf.

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2019-2020

2018-2019

  • Électre / Oreste

    Electra / Orestes by Euripide Directed by Ivo van Hove

    le Choeur

    Richelieu

  • Les Damnés

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

    la Gouvernante et la Mère de Lisa et chant

    Richelieu

  • Journées particulières

    SPECIAL DAYS / Once upon a time at the Comédie-Française: the première of Paul Claudel’s...

    Vx-Colombier

  • Les Oubliés (Alger-Paris)

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

    Judith Benhaïm, maire du XVIIIe arrondissement de Paris (2019) et Irène, secrétaire du...

    Vx-Colombier

  • Journées particulières

    SPECIAL DAYS / Once upon a time at the Comédie-Française: The Théâtre aux armées

    Vx-Colombier

  • Sylvia Bergé / Virginia Woolf

    The Actors’ Attic

    Richelieu

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

  • Les Damnés

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

    La gouvernante et la mère de Lisa (en alternance)

    Avignon

  • Le Printemps des Poètes

    Le grand XXe / Cent ans de poésie

    Richelieu

  • Les Derniers jours de l'humanité

    The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus Directed by David Lescot

    Vx-Colombier

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    La Marquise, enfant, poète, Cadet, précieuse, Sœur Claire (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Le Loup

    The Wolf by Marcel Aymé Directed by scène Véronique Vella

    The Mother

    Studio

  • The Readers’ Bureau

    Readings of contemporary authors

    Studio

  • Sylvia Bergé

    Actor School

    Studio

  • La Maison de Bernarda Alba

    by Federico García Lorca Directed by Lilo Baur

    Prudencia

    Richelieu

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    La Marquise, enfant, poète, Cadet, précieuse, Sœur Claire (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Rituel pour une métamorphose

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

    Warda

    Richelieu

  • Quatre femmes et un piano

    Four Women and a Piano Spectacle sous la direction artistique de Sylvia Bergé

    Théâtre éphémère

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    la Marquise, Poète, Cadet, Précieuse, Soeur Claire

    Richelieu

  • Le Loup / Les Contes du chat perché

    The Wolf by Marcel Aymé Directed by Véronique Vella

    La mère

    Studio

  • Sylvia Bergé

    Carte blanche

    Vx-Colombier

  • Figaro divorce

    Figaro Gets a Divorce by Ödön von Horváth Directed by Jacques Lassalle

    La Sage-femme (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2008-2009

  • Vie du grand dom Quichotte et du gros...

    by Antonio José da Silva Directed by Émilie Valantin Transleted by Marie-Hélène Piwnik

    Nourrice, Calliope, Médecin, Femme de l'Ile, Curé, Dame.

    Richelieu

  • L'Ordinaire

    by Michel Vinaver Directed by Michel Vinaver and Gilone Brun

    Bess

    Richelieu

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    la Marquise, Poète, Cadet, Précieuse, Soeur Claire

    Richelieu

  • Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichon

    by Eugène Labiche Directed by Julie Brochen

    Anita

    Vx-Colombier

  • Fanny

    by Marcel Pagnol Directed by Irène Bonnaud

    Claudine et L'Italienne

    Vx-Colombier

2007-2008

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    La Marquise, Poète, Cadet, Précieuse, Sœur Claire

    Richelieu

  • Vie du grand dom Quichotte et du gros...

    by Antonio José da Silva Directed by Emilie Valantin Translated by Marie-Hélène Piwnik

    Nourrice, Calliope, Médecin, Femme de l'Ile, Curé, Dame.

    Richelieu

  • Penthésilée

    Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist Directed by Jean Liermier

    Astérie

    Richelieu

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    la Fourmi, la Génisse, la Vache, la Dame (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Les Sincères

    by Marivaux Directed by Jean Liermier

    Araminte

    Studio

2005-2006

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand Directed by Denis Podalydès

    la Marquise, Poète, Cadet, Précieuse, Soeur Claire

    Richelieu

  • Les Bacchantes

    The Bacchantes by Euripide Directed by André Wilms

    le Choeur

    Richelieu

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    la Fourmi, la Génisse, la Vache, la Dame (en alternance)

    Richelieu

2004-2005

  • Les Bacchantes

    The Bacchantes by Euripide Directed by André Wilms

    le Choeur

    Richelieu

  • Fables de La Fontaine

    by Jean de La Fontaine Directed by Robert Wilson

    la Fourmi, la Génisse, la Vache, la Dame (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Feu le music-hall

    by Colette Directed by Karine Saporta

    Vx-Colombier

2003-2004

  • Le Jeu d'Adam

    by Adam de la Halle Directed by Jacques Rebotier

    Dame Douce et Morgane

    Vx-Colombier

2002-2003

  • Esther

    by Jean Racine Directed by Alain Zaepffel

    Assuérus

    Richelieu

  • Une Visite inopportune

    by Copi Directed by Lukas Hemleb

    Régina Morti

    Vx-Colombier

2001-2002

1999-2000

  • Les Femmes savantes

    by Molière Directed by Simon Eine

    Armande (alternating)

    Richelieu

  • Le Révizor

    by Nikolaï Gogol Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Fevronia Petrovna Pochliopkina et la Femme de Korobkine (en alternance)

    Richelieu

1998-1999

  • Le Révizor

    by Nikolaï Gogol Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Fevronia Petrovna Pochliopkina et la Femme de Korobkine (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • L'Hiver sous la table

    by Roland Topor Directed by Claude Confortès

    Raymonde Pouce

    Studio

  • Les Femmes savantes

    by Molière Directed by Simon Eine

    Armande (alternating)

    Richelieu

1997-1998

1996-1997

  • Phèdre

    by Jean Racine Directed by Anne Delbée

    Panope

    Richelieu

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Simon Eine

    Eliante

    Richelieu

1995-1996

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Simon Eine

    Eliante

    Richelieu

  • Neiges

    by Nicolas Brehal Directed by Charles Tordjman

    La Cafarde

    Vx-Colombier

1994-1995

  • Intrigue et amour

    by Friedrich von Schiller Directed by Marcel Bluwal

    Lady Milford

    Richelieu

1992-1993

1991-1992

  • L'Étau

    by Luigi Pirandello Directed by Jean-Louis Benoit

    Giulia

    Odéon

  • Le Roi s'amuse

    by Victor Hugo Directed by Jean-Luc Boutté

    Mme de Cossé (en alternance)

    Richelieu

  • Iphigénie en Aulide

    Iphigenia in Aulis by Jean Racine Directed by Yannis Kokkos

    Eriphile

    Richelieu

1990-1991

  • Le Misanthrope

    The Misanthrope by Molière Directed by Simon Eine

    Eliante

    Richelieu

1989-1990

1988-1989

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