He was born in Rome and graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, first in Foreign Languages and Literature and then in Humanities, both with highest honors.

He took the course in Opera-Direction at the Conservatory of Music “Santa Cecilia” in Rome, with brilliant final results.

He further enriched his cultural patrimony in art and theatre in Mexico, with a scholarship to the “Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes/I.N.B.A.” of Mexico City and in Spain, where he taught at the Italian Culture Institute of Barcelona.

He participated in operatic representations in music festivals of significant artistic interest such as: Opera Barga, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Associazione Musicale “Mattia Battistini” of Rieti, Associazione Lirico-Concertistica/As.Li.Co of Milan, Laboratorio Lirico Sperimentale of Alessandria, Teatro Lirico-Sperimentale “Adriano Belli” of Spoleto, “Teatro Studio” of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Luglio Musicale Materano, Festival Pontino di Musica.

He further developed his professional skills as an opera director working with well known directors such as: Filippo Crivelli, Arnoldo Foà, Renzo Giacchieri, Carlo Maestrini, Virginio Puecher, Graziella Sciutti, Sandro Sequi, Raf Vallone.

He worked as associate-director, preparing, realizing and/or completing the mise-en-scène of the director in charge, in the following operatic productions, which are part of his repertory, and were performe both in principal theatres, in such places as Bergamo (Teatro Donizetti), Brescia (Teatro Grande), Cosenza (Teatro Rendano), Sassari (Teatro Verdi), Treviso (Teatro Comunale), and in the “Fondazioni Liriche” (once “Enti Lirici Autonomi”) of Cagliari (Teatro Lirico), Florence (Teatro Comunale), Genoa (Teatro Carlo Felice), Turin (Teatro Regio), Triest (Teatro Verdi): “La Bohème”, “Mignon”, “La Fanciulla del West”, “Tosca”, “La Forza del Destino”, “Nabucco”, “Manon Lescaut”, “Macbeth”, “Ernani”, “Andrea Chénier”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, “Pagliacci”, “La Traviata”, “Otello”, “Adriana Lecouvreur”, “Lucia di Lammermoor”.
He collaborated with famous conductors such as Maurizio Arena, Angelo Campori, José Collado, Franco Ferraris, Edoardo Müller, Daniel Oren, Georges Prêtre, Gianfranco Rivoli, Pinchas Steinberg, and with internationally known opera singers such as Giovanna Casolla, Maria Chiara, Ghena Dimitrova, Raina Kabaivanska, Carmen Lavani, Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni, Adelaida Negri, Maria Parazzini, Galina Savova, Luciana Serra, Mara Zampieri, Marilyn Zschau, Fiorenza Cossotto, Maria Luisa Nave, Lucia Valentini Terrani, Giorgio Casellato Lamberti, Gianfranco Cecchele, Ottavio Garaventa, Giuseppe Giacomini, Nicola Martinucci, Barry McCauley, Giorgio Merighi, Jesùs Pinto, Nunzio Todisco, Franco Bordoni, Garbjs Boyagian, Piero Cappuccilli, Matteo Manuguerra, Giampiero Mastromei, Juan Pons, Aldo Protti, Angelo Romero, Domenico Trimarchi, Giorgio Zancanaro, Bonaldo Giaiotti, Cesare Siepi, Ivo Vinco.

He made his debut as director in charge with the mise-en-scène of “L’Elisir d’Amore” at the Teatro Ariston of San Remo, and then “Don Pasquale” at the Teatro Comunale of Alessandria, “La Contadina Astuta” in Florence.

For the Luglio Musicale Trapanese he directed “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci”. Furthermore he staged “Il Campanello”, “The Little Sweep”, “Une Éducation Manquée”, “Kaffee-Kantate” and “La Serva Padrona”, these last two productions where at the Villa Medicea di Poggio Imperiale, Florence.

His collaboration in musical programs about lyric opera on RaiUno in “Musica Musica”, and “Confronti” of “Notturno Italiano” on the Radio, have had a good response.

He was professor of Opera Workshop at the Conservatories of Music of Matera, Potenza, Fermo, Campobasso and Florence, and he is now full professor of the same course, called too Theory and Technique of Stage and Performing Interpretation, at the Conservatory of Music “Santa Cecilia” in Rome, where he also held a Course of Dramaturgy for Composition students and Voice students.
He held, as part of the Erasmus Project, Masterclasses of Opera Workshop, in Spain, at the Superiors Conservatories of Music in Malaga and in Canary Islands, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.



   
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