ITALIAN VERSION

Born in 1982, in Palermo (Italy) . After graduating in musical and science subjects obtains a degree cum laude at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in 2006, with a thesis on history of theatrical performance titled “ Sfinge, la città e l’enigma_ tecné contro tecné”, which has been considered for pubblication.

Winner of various competitions, and he obtains many publications, as such as Premio Nazionale delle Arti for two years in a row with theatre projects for G. Verdi’s Otello (2005) and V. Bellini’s Norma (2006). Trained at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

 

 2012


AIRAM
Director, scene and costume designs.
Performer Giusi Vicari
Violin Salvatore Amplo
Cello Mauro Cottone
Theorbo Giuseppe Polizzi
Voice Giuditta Perriera
St. Florence’s Church, Florence.
 
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
G. Puccini
Conductor Silvano Frontalini
Director Francesco Bondì
Castello di Lombardia, Enna, Sicily.
 
LA BELLEZZA E LA ROVINA
Project Patrizia Stagnitta
Scene designs Francesco Bondì
Special Guest Giovanni Sollima
Ravidà Palace, Menfi, Sicily.
 
 

2011


MARSILIO FICINO E LA POLITICA DELLA BELLEZZA
Director, scene and costume designs.
Choreography Giusi Vicari
Cello Mauro Cottone
Piano Antonina Grimaudo
Actor Francesco Giordano
Video Michele Scarpuzza
 
 

2010


AIRAM
Director, scene and costume designs.
Choreography Giusi Vicari
Cello Mauro Cottone
Harp Roberta Casella
 
IL PASSO DEL TEMPO
Director, scene and costume designs.
Art show inspired by the summer solstice and dedicated to seasons cycle.
Choreography Giusi Vicari
 
 

2009


AIRAM
Director, scene and costume designs.
Performance dedicated to the theological koiné of the ave verum corpus’ liturgical formula.
 
INNESTI DI VITE
Director, scene and costume designs.
Art show dedicated to the meeting between good and evil in the Man. Special guests Antonella Ruggiero and Riccardo Di Cosmo, First dancer of Opera House of Roma.
 
TALEE
Director, scene and costume designer
A great parade with an itinerant totem.
 

2008


TOSCA
G. Puccini
Conductor Giovanni Andreoli
Director and Scene designs Francesco Bondì
Costume designs Veriana Bonelli
Lisbon.
 
PAGLIACCI
R. Leoncavallo
Conductor Giovanni Andreoli
Director and Scene designs Francesco Bondì
Costume designs Veriana Bonelli
Lisbon.
 
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
P. Mascagni
Conductor Giovanni Andreoli
Director and Scene designs Francesco Bondì
Costume designs Veriana Bonelli
Lisbon.
 
DE VITE/A
Director, scene and costume designs.
A celebrating show of the vineyard.
Choreography Giuseppe Muscarello
Voice Antonella Giovinco
Pignatelli Palace, Menfi, Sicily.
 
RICAVI
Director, set and costume designs.
Actor Elisa Panfili
Choreography Giuseppe Muscarello
Performance written for “Teatro di Documenti”, ispired by P.Pasolini’s, Alda Merini’s, and E. Montale’s texts. This performance was the winner of the prize “best director” for the “Teatro dell’assistere, teatro del partecipare” competition.
Teatro di Documenti, Rome.
 

2007


Seminar on Opera at Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence.

 

Assistant stage director at Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos in Lisbon, for:

L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI
G. Rossini
Conductor Alessandro Pinzauti
Director Toni Servillo
 
MACBETH
G. Verdi
Conductor Antonio Pirolli
Director Elena Barbalich
 
MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
A. Piazzolla
Conductor Victor Villena
Director Desirée Meiser

 

Assistant director in:

TRAVIATA
G. Verdi
Conductor Giovanni Andreoli
Director Carlos Avilez
IV Opera Festival of Obidos
 
L’IMPRESARIO TEATRALE
W. A. Mozart
Conductor Giovanni Andreoli
Director Tito Celestino Do Costa
Opera Festival of the Royal Biblioteque of Mafra.
 
 

2006


DON CARLO
G. Verdi
Conductor Ottavio Marino
Director So-Young Lee
Scene and Costume designs Francesco Bondì
Seoul, Korea.
 
LA MASCHERA ARMATA
Director, scene and costume designs.
 
DIALOGHI DI PORPORA
Director, scene designs.
Costume designs Veriana Bonelli
Choreography Giuseppe Muscarello
Performance inspired by H. Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”.

 

2005


Collaboration with Studio Festi for the cultural event “Odissea silenziosa”, art show curated by Valerio Festi and Monica Maimone.

RESURREXIT
Director, scene and costume designs.
Sacred show inspired by the miracle of resurrection and the baroque aesthetic.
 
 

2004


Collaboration with Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for the realization the set of:
 
IL RE BELLO
R. De Simone
 
COSì FAN TUTTE
W.A.Mozart

Collaboration with Teatro Studio di Scandicci, for the “Magnetico” performance by F. Crisafulli.

1999


NUOVA COSMOGONIA
Director, scene and costume designs.
Sacred show inspired by creation of the world.
 

At the same time of his activity in the Theater, he painted numerous works for the churches, including:

_2012_ “Resurrexit”,oil on canvas, cm 800×500, for Menfi’s Cathedral.

_2009_ “Immacolata Concezione”,oil on canvass, cm 90×60, for Archbishopof Agrigento’s Bishopric. Cathedral, Agrigento.

_2009_ “Temperanza”,oil on canvass, cm 96×72, private collection.

_2009_ “Adorazione dei Magi”,oil on canvass, cm 200×80, private collection. Rome.

_2009_ “Gesù nell’orto secondo Luca”, oil on canvass , cm 280×150, Our Lady of Sorrows’ Church, Menfi, Sicily.

_2009_ “Simeone e Giovanni”,oil on canvass, cm 240×80, Our Lady of Sorrows’ Church, Menfi, Sicily.

_2007_ “Deposizione teatrale”, oil on canvass, cm 300× 200, private collection .

_2006_ “Noli me tangere”,oil on canvass, cm 200×120, Our Lady of Sorrows’ Church, Menfi, Sicily.

_2004_ “I quattro evangelisti”,oil on canvass , cm 250×320, for the dome of the Our Lady of Sorrows’ Church, Menfi, Sicily.

_2003_ “Cristo Re”,oil on canvass, cm 300×150, St. Joseph’s Church, Menfi, Sicily.

_2002_ “La gloria della famiglia Neri”,oil on wood panel, cm 250×250, St. Florence’s Church, Florence.

_2002_ “Le allegorie del tempo”,cycle of frescos in the Purgatory’s Church. Menfi, Sicily.

_2001_ “ Madonna col bambino“,oil on canvass, cm 100×120, Salesians’ Oratory, Palermo.

_2000_ “ Madonna del Magnificat”,oil on wood panel, cm 160×120, private collection.

_1998_ “Gesù e i bambini”,oil on canvass, cm 300×200, Our Lady of Sorrows’ Church, Menfi, Sicily.

 

PRIZES AND PUBBLICATIONS

_2008_Prize“best director” for the show“ricaVi”, Teatro di Documenti, Rome.

_2006_Pubblication on the New York Times of “ Conversation on western Theatre in the eastern world”, for the premier of G. Verdi’s Don Carlo in Korea. Seoul.

_2006_Premio Nazionale delle Arti and pubblication on relative catalogue of the set design project of V. Bellini ‘s “Norma” . Rome.

_2005_Premio Nazionale delle Arti and pubblication on relative catalogue of the set design project of G. Verdi’s “Otello”. Rome.

_2005_Pubblication of the sketchs for G.Verdi’s “Otello“ on “Accademia in mostra” catalogue_ Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze_ Felici Editori. Florence.

_2004_ Pubblication of the sketchs for W. Shakespeare’s “Amlet“ on “Accademia in mostra” catalogue _ Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze_ MP Editori. Florence.

_2001_Primo Premio Internazionale di Pittura assigned by “Lions Club” of Sambuca di Sicilia.