Directors and Designers

Agostino Arrivabene
Agostino Arrivabene
Agostino Arrivabene
Born in 1967 in Rivolta d’Adda, Cremona. He graduated from Fine Arts academy in Milano, but his real formation comes with the direct observation of the ancient masters and their works, studied in many museums of Europe and the world, looking for a way to merge the poetics of past and the search for Beauty Read More
Barbe & Doucet
Barbe & Doucet
Barbe & Doucet
After separate beginnings in dance, theatre, television and the opera field Renaud Doucet, Stage director & Choreographer, and André Barbe, Set & Costume Designer, joined forces in 2000. Since then they created together over 30 new opera productions that are recognized for their creativity, sense of spectacle and minutely detailed dramaturgy. André Barbe received a Read More
Gabriele Lavia
Gabriele Lavia
Gabriele Lavia
He graduated in 1963 at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome. Among his first performances Schwarz’s The Dragon in the season 1966/67 produced by the Teatro Stabile in Genoa with whom he has a close working relationship since 2000. He appeared in several films including: Girolimoni of Damiani,Profondo Rosso, Inferno, and Non ho Read More
Davide Livermore
Davide Livermore
Davide Livermore
As from 26 January 2015, Davide Livermore (Turin, 1966) is the manager-artistic director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. The new artistic director of the Palau de les Arts has forged his outstanding 22 year career both on the main stages of Europe and at theatres in his native country Italy, during which Read More
Stefania Panighini
Stefania Panighini
Stefania Panighini
Stefania Panighini studied at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Turin with Paolo Ciaffi Ricagno. She also graduated in Musicology with Ernesto Napolitano at the Turin University. In 2004 she won the Prize Idee per Alfieri (Festival Astiteatro) and then began to work as a stage Read More
Paolo Ventura
Paolo Ventura
Paolo Ventura
Internationally acclaimed artist Paolo Ventura (b. 1968) is a master of the staged narrative, bringing the great theatrics and drama of the world to light in his moody photographic tableaux. Although the final product of his complex, multi-disciplinary practice is always a photograph—a dreamy, surreal hybrid between fact and fiction, the present day and the Read More