Franco-British stage director Sybille Wilson studied violin at Brussels Royal Music Academy before graduating from Cambridge University in Music and Modern Languages. She was awarded a Cambridge University Chamber Music Award for the violin during her studies.
S. Wilson went to drama school in Paris.
She has worked as a stage-director since 2002 focusing essentially on opera and music-based performances.
Her engagements include productions in Germany (Frankfurt Oper), France (Opéra de Marseille, Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix en Provence, Opéra de Lille), Belgium (Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Théâtre Royal du Parc, Bozar de Bruxelles, Operastudio Vlaanderen, Festival de Wallonie, Flagey).
S. Wilson was also director in residence for Liege Philharmonic Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique-Francophone between 2003 and 2008.
She has directed many prestigious singers and musicians including José Van Dam, Maurane, Cédric Tiberghien, Louis Langrée, inviting them to participate in multidisciplinary forms.
More recently she has been focusing on contemporary operas and was invited to stage a trilogy of operas in Marseille.
S. Wilson has also worked as a dramaturge and assistant to directors such as Robert Lepage, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Christoph Marthaler, Luc Bondy, Ann Teresa de Keersmacker and the visual artist Zhang Huan. She has been a revival director for opera productions in Europe and North America, working at San Francisco Opera, La Scala di Milano, Covent Garden, Teatro Real, Opéra Bastille, Lincoln Center, etc. S. Wilson still collaborates regularly with Robert Lepage, and will be reviving Lepage and Michael Curry’s new opera production, L’Amour de Loin, at the MET in 2016.
As a performer (actress and musician), Sybille Wilson, has toured regularly for the Aix en Provence Festival and for Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique et de France.