Antoine Bourseiller (8 July 1930 – 21 May 2013) was a French comedian and opera and theatre director.
Born in Paris in 1930, from 1960 to 1963 Bourseiller headed the Studio des Champs-Elysées.In 1966, he was named director of the Centre dramatique national d'Aix-en-Provence. He also directed the Théâtre Récamier. From 1982 until 1996 he was director of the Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine.
Bourseiller won the Prix du Concours des Jeunes compagnies in 1960 and the Grand Prix du théâtre du Syndicat de la critique in 1963.
He had a daughter, Rosalie Varda, from his relationship with director Agnès Varda.He had a second daughter, the rejoneadora (bull-fighter) Marie Sara (born Marie Bourseiller), from his marriage to actress Chantal Darget (born Marie Chantal Chauvet). From this marriage he also had a step-son, Christophe Bourseiller (born Christophe Gintzburger).
Étienne Aignan was a French translator, political writer, librettist and playwright. In 1814 he was made a member of the Académie française, succeeding Bernardin de Saint-Pierre in Seat 27. He died on 21 June 1824 aged 51 years old.
Les Arts Florissants is a Baroque musical ensemble in residence at the Théâtre de Caen in Caen, France. The organization was founded by conductor William Christie in 1979. The ensemble derives its name from the 1685 opera Les Arts florissants by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The organization consists of a chamber orchestra of period instruments and a small vocal ensemble. Current notable members include soprano Danielle de Niese and tenor Paul Agnew, who has served as assistant conductor since 2007. Jonathan Cohen is also on the conducting staff; Christie remains the organization's Artistic Director.
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Christophe Bourseiller is a French actor, writer, freemason and journalist. He began as a child actor and starred in Yves Robert's War of the Buttons in 1962 on his debut. He made several appearances on stage in the late 1970s and early 1980s and again in 2005 and 2006.
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