Émilie Rault graduated with a Master's degree in Music and Musicology following a double study program at the Sorbonne University, in France and Columbia University, in New York.

Passionate about opera, Émilie wrote her Master’s thesis on operatic staging, using Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen as her case study. Since 2012, she has herself directed a number of productions, including Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande for the Opéra 12 Ensemble, Gounod’s Faust and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust for the Chorus 14 Ensemble, CW Gluck’s Orphée for the Orphéa Ensemble, Paisiello’s Barbiere di Siviglia for the Dell'Arte Opera Company at the Rose Nagelberg Theater in New York, and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in collaboration with the Opéra National du Rhin’s Opera Studio.

Émilie has also worked as assistant director and staging collaborator to directors such as Galin Stoev, Alexander Polzin, Sommer Ulrickson, Philippe Arlaud, Kirsten Dehlholm, Ralf Pleger and the 14:20 Company in staging numerous prominent works of the operatic repertoire on the national stages of France, Germany, Austria, South Korea and Italy. For the 2021/2022 season, she has written Duet for solo cellist, a musical theater piece composed around a Bach Saraband, and in line with the contemporary New Magic artistic movement. For this project, Émilie is mentored by the 14:20 Company: a mentorship supported by the DRAC Normandie.

Émilie is also an actor. She has studied drama with Jean-Laurent Cochet, Jack Garfein, Scott Williams, and attended the Summer School program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, in London.


Mitridate, W.A. Mozart

Staging collaborator - Staging by Ralf Pleger and Alexander Polzin

  • Malmö Opera (Malmö, Sweden), Copenhagen Opera House (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Upcoming
  • Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

A Midsummer Night’s Tale, based on W. Shakespeare


  • Reformierte Kirche (Reinach, Switzerland)
  • Upcoming

Missa Criolla, A. Ramirez


  • Notre-Dame du Liban (Paris, France)
  • Upcoming
  • Conductor: Rémi Aguirre Zubiri

Concert œnologique, G. Verdi, G. Fauré, L. Bernstein


  • Théâtre du passage vers les étoiles (Paris, France)
  • 2016
  • Conductor: Rémi Aguirre Zubiri

Little Solemn Mass, G. Rossini


  • Temple des Batignolles (Paris, France)
  • 2015
  • Conductor: Rémi Aguirre Zubiri

Il Barbiere di Siviglia, G. Paisiello


  • Rose Nagelberg Theater (New York, USA)
  • 2015
  • Conductor: Daniela Candillari

Cosi Fan Tutte, W.A. Mozart

Assistant Director - Staging by Gustav Kuhn

  • Festspielhaus Erl, Austria
  • 2014
  • Conductor: Gustav Kuhn

Fidelio, L.v. Beethoven

Assistant Director - Staging by Sommer Ulrickson and Alexander Polzin

  • Festspielhaus Erl, Austria
  • 2014
  • Conductor: Gustav Kuhn


Course in theater production, funding and distribution

  • La Fabrique de la Danse (Paris, France)
  • 2020

Course in New Magic

Under the supervision of Valentine Losseau and Raphaël Navarro (14:20 Company)

  • Centre National des Arts du Cirque (Châlons-en-Champagne, France)
  • 2018 / 2019

The Meisner Method for Actors

Intensive acting course under the supervision of Scott Williams

  • Impulse Company France (Paris, France)
  • 2017 / 2018

The Stanislavski Method for Actors

Under the supervision of Jack Garfein

  • Jack Garfein Studio (Paris, France)
  • 2013

« Modern Drama » (staging Modern Theater)

Under the supervision of Julie Stone Peters

  • Columbia University (New York, USA)
  • 2010

Acting Shakespeare Summer Course

Under the supervision of Andrew Visnevski

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London, U.K.)
  • 2009

Musical training (oboe)

  • 5th arrondissement Conservatory (Paris, France)
  • 1997-2009

Jean-Laurent Cochet Acting Course (full training)

Under the supervision of Jean-Laurent Cochet

  • Cours Cochet (Paris, France)
  • 2006-2007


CCP FFP Certification in Video and Editing, Directing Fiction

  • Créa Images (Paris, France)
  • 2016

Masters degree in Music and Musicology (Magna Cum Laude)

  • Sorbonne University of Paris, France - Second year of Masters Course at Columbia University (New York, USA)
  • 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Musicology (Cum Laude)

  • Sorbonne University of Paris, France
  • 2009