Eimuntas Nekrosius - Director - W Print

Born in 1952 in Lithuania. Graduated from State Institute of Theatre Art (now Russian Academy of Theatre Art, Andrei Goncharov’s class). After returning to Lithuania worked at the State Youth Theatre in Vilnius, where he made his debut with the production of Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. In 1979-80, he staged at the Kaunas National Drama Theatre Legends of Duokiskis by Saltenis and Ivanov by Chekhov. In 1980-1991, he was director and producer of State Youth Theatre of Vilnius, where he staged The Square after Yeliseeva, Korostylyov’s Pirosmani, Pirosmani, a rock-opera Love and Death in Verona after Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, The Nose by Gogol, and The Day lasts more than a Hundred Years by Aitmatov, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. these last two pruductions gained great successes in Houston, Chicago, Belgrade, Vienna, Yugoslavia and Finland. In 1992-1998, Eimuntas Nekrosuis was director of the International Lithuanian Theatres Festival LIFE. In early 1990s, he staged Small Tragedies by Pushkin and Three Sisters by Chekhov. In 1998, he founded Meno Fortas Theatre, where he staged Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello, The Seasons by Donelaitis, The Song of Songs, Goethe’s Faust, Idiot by Dostoyevsky and Divine Commedy by Dante. In 2000, he participated in the project of Ecole des Maitres, where he staged Chekhov’s The Seagull. In 2002, he directed Ivanov at the Teatro Argentina. (Rome, Italy). In 2003, he staged Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in Moscow (coproduction of National Stanislavsky Fund and Meno Fortas). In 2008, he staged Anna Karenina after Tolstoy at the Teatro Storchi (Modena, Italy). In 2010 he staged Caligula by Camus at the Theatre of Nations in Moscow. In 2012 he became the artistic director of Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, where he staged Paradise by Dante and The Book of Job based on The Old Testament . In November 2002, Eimuntas Nekrosius made his debut as opera producer with Macbeth by Verdi at Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and revivals at the Bolshoi Theatre (2003), where he then directed world premiere of opera The Children of Rosenthal by Desyatnikov (2005). In 2005, he staged Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in 2007 Wagner’s Die Walkure at the Lithuanian National Opera, after that Mr Nekrosius directed Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (coproduction with the Bolshoi theatre); Otello by Verdi at the Lithuanian National Opera then on tour at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. Eimuntans Nekrosius was awarded by prestigious awards such as: Lithuanian Theatre Union prize for the best director of the year (1994); the art prize of the International Baltic Assembly (1994); the New Theatre Realia prize of Taormin Arts Committee and European Theatre Union (1994);tThe Best Director's prize of the Baltiysky dom festival, St. Petersburg, Russia (1995); an award from the Italian Critics Association for the best foreign performance shown in Italy (1996, 1998, 2000, 2007); the Golden Mask National Theatre Prize for the best foreign performances shown in Russia (1999, 2004); lithuanian Theatre Union prize for the best director of the year (1998); Lithuanian national Culture and Art Premium (1997); the premium of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (1998); the prize for the best performance of the Kontakt festival, Torun, Poland (1999); The International Stanislavsky Fund premium, Moscow, Russia (2001); Ministry's of Culture premium (2001, 2003); Letter of Honor "For the Spread of Lithuanian Theatre Culture" from the Lithuanian Institute of Awards "LT Identity 2004"; Herder Prize (2005); honorary Award of the 16th International Istanbul Theatre Festival (2008).

May 2014

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