Jean-Michel Ribes:

The actor, playwright and theater director Jean-Michel Ribes discovers the theater at the age of five thanks to his mother of Argentine origin, from childhood he invents a thousand lives thanks to the theater.
In 1966, he founded the Pallium company, with the painter Gérard Garouste and the actor Philippe Khorsand, and created his first play, Muscular Strawberriesin 1970. He staged many plays by his contemporaries: Sam Shepard, Fausto Copi, Roland Topor, Jean-Claude Grumberg…
In the early 1980s, he created Thank you Bernhard (FR3), and Palace (Canal+) two series with caustic humour, with Roland Topor, Jean-Marie Gourio, François Rollin and Gébé.
He has directed four feature films, including Everyone for you (with Albert Dupontel and Jean Yanne) and Upper Museum, Lower Museum taken from his eponymous play.
In 2000, two hundred playwrights founded the movement of Theater Associate Writers of which Jean-Michel Ribes is elected president.
He was appointed director of the Théâtre du Rond-Point in November 2001 by Catherine Tasca, Minister of Culture, and Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris, and in 20002 received the Moliere for the best French-speaking author for his play Theater without animals as well as the Moliere for the best comic piece as well as the French Academy Grand Prize for Theater.


  • From November 29 to December 18 “Notebook of the last rain” at the Théâtre du Rond Point, reading of texts by Jean-Michel Ribes.
  • On December 31, 2022, Jean-Michel Ribes will leave his post after 20 years at the direction of the Théâtre du Rond-Point, the work

    “20 years of freedom” published by Editions des Beaux-Arts retraces his career.

Musical programming

Kenneth Alford/Robert Chabrier: *The River Kwai Bridge, “*Hello the sun is shining” (Colonel Bogey March)
Maurice André and his orchestra
EMI classics

Jacques Offenbach: *The Bridge of Sighs, “*Ah! deign on this day”
Claudine Collard
Monique Stiot
Michael Hamel
Aime Doniat
ORTF Lyric Orchestra
Jean Doussard, director
Bourg records

Giuseppe Verdi : La Traviata, “ Addio, del passato “
Anna Netrebko
Capture during

Salzburg Festspiele in 2005

Frédéric Chopin : Nocturne for piano n°13 in C minor op 48 n°1
Claudio Arrau

Gustav Mahler: *Symphony 1 “Titan”,*1. Langsam-Schleppend
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
RCO Live

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