BIOGRAFIA

Born in Italy in 1952. Form his early youth he began to study music, classic and modern dance. He was graduated at Classic High School and in 1980 he got his degree as Architect with a theme so close to him: “The birth of Teatro all’Italiana”. He studied, as director and actor, in the theater directed by JERZY GROTOWSKI, and in Denmark, ODIN TEATRET, directed by Eugenio Barba.
In 1980 he founded a theatre company, and produced more than thirty pieces by Classic and Contemporaneous Theatre: Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Casanova, Victor Hugo, Dumas, Verga, Garcia Lorca, Brecht.
Two of his theatrical pieces obtained a great success of critics and public, and are published by the Theatre magazine SIPARIO. In 1982 took part in the production of the film “LA TRAVIATA” with Placido Domingo and Teresa Stratas, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, as Actor-mime, and the same at Opera of Rome, in the Pierluigi Pizzi’s production of “LA BATTAGLIA DI LEGNANO”; these two experiences influenced him in the choice of his career as director, stage and costume designer for Opera. As director-collaborator he worked with Giorgio Pressburger. He wrote screenplays for TV and Cinema.
In 1988 he became stage director, stage and costume designer of Opera: during a long joint-venture with Lyric Theatre of Spoleto he directed more than ten operas  (L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI, LA SERVA PADRONA, LA TRAVIATA, and several others). He directed two operas for MAGGIO MUSICALE of Florence (L’INGANNO FELICE by Rossini and the contemporaneous PERSO PER PERSO by Baggiani), and Verdi’s FALSTAFF at VERDI Theatre of Sassari.
Over three years he directed several important Opera productions in Japan (2002 LA SERVA PADRONA by Pergolesi and IL GIOCATORE by Cherubini).
He was invited in 2003 in Kyoto for a new production of LA TRAVIATA.
His new production of LA TRAVIATA in 2004 was very acclaimed in Tokio and Osaka, and went on tour in 12 of the most important Japan cities.
In 2005 he directed and was stage designer in a new and very successful Production of Verdi’s ATTILA at TEATRO dell’OPERA of Rome.
He was invited in several International Festivals, in FRANCE (Festival of TOURS and ROUEN), in GREECE (Festival of TESSALONIKI), SPAIN (BARCELLONA) and UNGHERIA (BUDAPEST) and in his country, ITALY.
For TEATRO alla SCALA of Milan he directed 25 Opera-videos about MARIA CALLAS, and planned the Exhibition in the 20° anniversary of Callas’death. 
In 2006 he projected and built a new Openair Theater with 1800 seats for Narni Opera Festival, that was inaugurated under his artistic direction with Giuseppe Verdi’s AIDA. At Opera House CARLO FELICE of Genova he created a big Event as a tribute to Maria Callas in Isolde role in Wagner’s TRISTAN und ISOLDE.
Alongside his career as director, stage and costume designer he worked at University of Perugia as Professor of Performing Arts and Direction.
In 2009 directed once more LA TRAVIATA in Verdi Theatre of Messina, Bellini’s NORMA for KOREAN NATIONAL OPERA of Seoul and ELISIR D’AMORE in Daejeon, Daegu and Goyang Theatres in KOREA.
In 2011 directed for THOC (National Theatre of Cyprus) the tragedy “BACCHAE” by Euripides. From 2012 to 2015 he directed IL TROVATORE, CARMEN and SUOR ANGELICA for Tolentino Festival, DON GIOVANNI for NARNIA FESTIVAL, LIVIETTA E TRACOLLO for Brunello Cucinelli Foundation. In October 2014 he was invited in Ischia to organize a special performance in Luchino Visconti’s villa as a “TRIBUTE TO CALLAS AND VISCONTI”; then he went to New York to direct a workshop for young American opera singers. In may, 2015, he was invited in Ulaambator, Mongolia, to direct LIVIETTA E TRACOLLO for the Mongolian National Opera, and in October directed RIGOLETTO for the International Opera Festival in Daegu.
In November he directed OTELLO for The National Theater of Belgrade and in December SUOR ANGELICA in Cyprus. In May 2016 directed in the ancient greek Theatre of Limassol, Cyprus UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE OLIVE TREE, in June LA MANDRAGOLA for Renaissance Festival in Acquasparta, and in August MATER for Tolentino TeatrOpera Festival.
 

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