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Cristian Taraborrelli | Operosa


Cristian Taraborrelli

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Cristian Taraborrelli

Stage director

I'm a stage director, set and costume designer. I was born in Rome, in 1970.

My artistic job include opera, plays and dramatic works and multimedia events, combining different disciplines, techniques and traditions.

I’ve worked with some of the best composers: Luis Bacalov (Estaba la madre, Y Borges cuenta que), Gualtiero Dazzi (Le luthier de Venice), Fabrizio De Rossi Re (Biancaneve ovvero il perfido candore), Luca Francesconi (Gesualdo considered as murderer), Adriano Guarnieri (Medea) and Fabio Vacchi (Il letto della storia).

I won several awards among which le Prix du Syndicat de la Critique (France, 2009) for the best set design of Gertrude (le Cri), written by Howard Barker and directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti at the Théàtre de l'Odéon of Paris.
With Gertrude (le Cri) I also got the nomination at Moliére Award for the best set designer.

In the same year, I opened the Rossini Opera Festival with Zelmira’ set and costume design.
In 2011 I made my debut at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala in Milan, with Turandot, and I directed the opera Lalla Rukh ovvero Guancia di Tulipano , written by Gaspare Spontini e Azio Corghi, presented at the Festival Pergolesi Spontini in Jesi.

I’ve made set and costume design for Maria di Rohan, La voce umana, la Cenerentola, Milton et la Julie di Spontini, Tosca, L'Orfeo, Falstaff, Candide, La Bohème, La pietra del paragone, La Rondine, Don Carlo, Luisa Miller, L'elisir d'amore.
I’ve worked in several theatre in Italy as well as in Europe, such as the Théatre National Strasboug, the Opéra de Rennes, the Théatre du Chatelet de Paris, the Opéra National Strasbourg; recently, at the Malmo Opera, at the Opéra de Lausanne and at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.

At the beginning of the 2013, I’ve collaborate with Dario Fo at On ne paie pas, On ne paie pas! , at the Comedie in Ginevre.
At the Teatro alla Scala in Milan I’ve signed the set design of Verdi’ Macbeth, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti (March 2013)
In septembre 2013, I’ve worked at the set design and costume design of Bellini’ La Sonnambula, at the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti.

I will be in Paris, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, for the set design of La Pietra del Paragone in January 2013 and at the all’Opéra di Monte-Carlo, in February 2014, for the set design of L’elisir d’amore.
In May 2014, I will sign the set design of I due Foscari at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, directed by Stefano Vizioli.