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.
took the course in Opera-Direction
at the Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia
in Rome, with brilliant final results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
made his debut as director in charge with the mise-en-scène of
at the Teatro Ariston of San Remo, and then Don
Pasquale at the Teatro
Comunale of Alessandria, La Contadina Astuta
the Luglio Musicale Trapanese
he directed Cavalleria Rusticana
Furthermore he staged Il Campanello,
The Little Sweep,
Une Éducation Manquée,
and La Serva Padrona,
these last two productions where at the Villa Medicea di
Poggio Imperiale, Florence.
collaboration in musical programs about lyric opera on RaiUno in
and Confronti of
on the Radio, have had a good response.
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.
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.