Director, scenery designer and costume designer Louis Désiré was born in 1956 into a family of musicians in Marseille.
He has participated in numerous opera productions in Europe, North America and Asia, including work for the Paris National Opera, Royal Theater of La Monnaie in Brussels, Amsterdam Opera, Royal Theater in Copenhagen, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Festival of Santander, Festival of Perelada, Liceo de Barcelona, Palau de les Arts de Valencia, Leipzig Opera, Megaron of Athens and Tessaloniki, Festival del Centro Historico de Mexico, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, New York City Opera and more.
In September 2007, he made his debut at the Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires designing the sets and costumes for Werther. Since then he has worked all over the world. In 2009-10 he was invited to the Santa Fe Opera for Alceste (set and costumes) and to the Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires for The Two Foscari (stage direction, sets and costumes) . In 2010-11, the artist was invited to San Francisco for Werther (sets and costumes), Buenos Aires for Francesca da Rimini (staging, set and costumes), Monte-Carlo for Un ballo in maschera (staging and costumes), and Bilbao for Macbeth (sets and costumes). In 2011-12, he was in Beijing for La Cenerentola (costumes), in Monte Carlo for Francesca da Rimini (staging, set and costumes). In 2012/13 he designed the decor and costumes for Carmen in Seoul, Werther in Chicago and Il Trovatore in Macerata. In 2013/14, he created the staging, decor and costumes of La Cenerentola in Metz and The Flying Dutchman in Buenos Aires. He designed sets and costumes for Alcina in Oslo, directed La Bohème in Montevideo, and designed the sets and costumes of Mitridate in Drottningholm. In 2014/15 he was in Bilbao for Werther, Copenhagen for Alcina, Marseille for Tosca and the Chorégies d'Orange for Carmen.