Mirco Michelon, stage director
Mirco Michelon, a man of theater and writing, impresses the audience with his ingenious stagings. He knows how to combine an excellent knowledge of the score, while being able to follow at the same time the indications on scene related to the musical aspect, an excellent work on the character with respect to the plot and an excellent combination of scenographic skills and costumers, technological instruments such as lighting technology, video projections and live video. His musical and scenic repertoire extends from the classical domain (Monteverdi, Gluck, Mozart, Bellini, Verdi etc.) to the contemporary domain (Hindemith, Berio, Lombardi, Mannino, Ligeti, Bussotti, Maderna etc.)
Recently on July 12, 2019 he has staged the world Première of Rabbi/Jesus of Normand Gasnier at FestivalOpéra de St-Eustache in Quebec with success.
Mirco Michelon works as essayist and lecturer in Italy and abroad on themes related to theater, opera, literature, the interaction of the visual arts, theater and its link with society and politics. Mirco Michelon is preparing a doctoral thesis at Paris 8 University with a thesis on Edoardo Sanguineti, under the direction of MCF HDR Camillo Faverzani, and since 2014 he has been part of the Narrator Opera Narrator team of the same university, directed by Camillo Faverzani.
In 2016, he is an assistant director of Francesco Bellotto, with whom he directs Christoph Wilibald Gluck's Cinesi and the world premiere of Giovanni Mancuso's Il ritorno dei Chironomidi. Since 2017, he has been a staging teacher for the three-year courses of Scenography at the Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci in Perugia.
He has collaborated with the Gran Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara di Trento, Pergine Spettacolo Aperto Festival, Il Giglio e Lirica Festival, Festival Progetto Opera di Rovereto, Mozart Nacht Festival und Tag di Torino, CineTeatro Baretti di Torino, MiTo Festival, Warszawska Opera Kameralna ... just to name a few.
He made his debut in 2000 with the staging of several plays (Carlo Goldoni's Pamela, The Baccanti of Euripides, It's important to be Constant by Oscar Wilde, Edoardo Sanguineti's K, excerpts from Jean's Bajazet Racine and Tamerlane the Great by Christopher Marlowe, etc.), and in the music with a setting in space of The girl and the death of Franz Schubert and Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schönberg. He perfected himself in the profession of lyrical director as an assistant for Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, directed by Luca Ronconi, Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa, directed by Emanuele Gamba and History of the soldier by Igor Stravinsky, directed by Monique Arnaud and Stefano Monti. In Venice, he organizes excerpts from Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner and Faust. A travestimento of Edoardo Sanguineti-Luca Lombardi. In 2009, he staged in Milan Il Trovatore di Giuseppe Verdi and La Cenerentola de Gioachino Rossini; in 2010 in Trento the work Il Diavolo in giardino by Franco Mannino and Luchino Visconti, which has been well received by critics and the public. In 2011, in Genoa Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi (with two different versions in 2012 in Barlassina and Rovereto), in Turin the diptych Hin und Zurück and Der Dämon by Paul Hindemith and Le Journal de Jean la Bourrasque by Nino Rota and Lina Wertmüller, with replicas also in 2012.
He is assistant director of Paolo Ciaffi Ricagno for the first world performance of Solaris by Enrico Correggia for the MiTo Festival. In 2012, he has directed Mozart and Salieri by Puskin and Bastien und Bastienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and by Claudio Monteverdi's diptych Il ballo delle ingrate and Giacomo Carissimi's Historia de Jephte in Turin, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini in Genoa. (with a new version on Giglio Island), Claude Debussy's Songs of Bilitis in Turin, Joseph Haydn's The Isola Disabitata in Abruzzo Theaters, Rome and Warsaw, Claude Debussy's La Boîte à Joujoux as a didactic project for primary schools of Paris etc.
He had the opportunity to learn the trade with many important names including: Alfonso Antoniozzi, Francesco Bellotto, Paolo Ciaffi Ricagno, Walter Le Moli, Davide Livermore, Claudio Longhi, Mario Martone, Damiano Michieletto, Italo Nunziata, Luca Ronconi , Antonio Salines, Giorgio Strehler, Stefano Vizioli (directors), Gae Aulenti, Massimo Checchetto, Margherita Palli (scenographers), Giovanna Buzzi, Vera Marzot, Carlos Tieppo, Piero Tosi, Alberto Verso (costumes), Fabio Barettin, Alessandro Carletti , Claudio Coloretti, Guido Levi (eclairigists) etc...
in addition, he has developed relationships of professional and human esteem with Rino Alessi, Gabriele Bonolis, Alessandro Cammarano, Ildebrando D' Arcangelo, Giulia De Blasis, Eleonora De La Peña, Lino Guanciale, Teresa Iervolino, Antonio Lemmo, Luca Lombardi, Mirco Palazzi, Carmela Remigio, Annalisa Stroppa and with other artists.
Born in Trento on 24 August 1982, he studied violin, piano and orchestra at the Antonio Bonporti Conservatory of Music in Trento and at theatre. He graduated from the Lycée Giovanni Prati in Trento and obtained his diploma in theatrical and musical direction at the DAMS in Bologna and the IUAV University of Venice.
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