Silvia Paoli - Director - W Print
Silvia Paoli is an Italian director and actress born in Florence. After attending modern literature at the University she graduated at the Academy of dramatic art “Paolo Grassi” in Milan.
Silvia specialized under the guidance of Bruno De Franceschi, Maria Consagra, Raffaella Giordano, Anton Milienin, Danio Manfredini, Odin Theatre. At the beginning of her career she started collaborating as an actress with Peter Stein and with directors as Paolo Rossi, Damiano Michieletto, M. Schmidt, S.Barbarino, F. Brandi, A. Milenin, I. Konyaev in various Italian and international productions. Silvia also collaborated with musicians such as Gioa Feidman and Micrologus.
In 2007 she wrote and interpreted Livia, show that continues to gain public and critical acclaim. In 2013 she wrote the comic monologue Bucce; in her works is constantly present the musical accompaniment by Francesco Canavese, with whom she carries on the project Mu.Te, project that also includes Emiliano Nigi, musician and Andrea Macaluso, actor. In 2013 Silvia Paoli was awarded with the “Sorelle Gramatica” prize as emerging talent and she also received two nomination as best comic actress at the Ubu award.
Silvia Paoli started working in the opera field as assistant director of Damiano Michieletto in productions as La Donna del lago, Sigismondo and La Gazza Ladra at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, in La Scala di Seta for the Zurich Opernhaus and Puccini’s Il Trittico at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Silvia also collaborated as assistant director at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence for Prokoviev L'amour des trois oranges and titles as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Serva Padrona and with artists such as Alessandro Talevi, Paolo Rossi and José Carlos Plaza.
Silvia Paoli made her debut as opera director with Rossini’s La Cenerentola in Tenerife, after that she directed Le Nozze di Figaro (2015) and I Capuleti e Montecchi (2017) both the productions were then rivive at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna in 2016 and 2018 . In 2016 she directed Puccini’s Turandot for AsLiCo circuit in Italy and Offenbach’s Vent du Soir at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. In 2017 she directed also The Moth Princess at the Royal Opera House in Muscat. Silvia Paoli recently directed Otello at the Teatro Sociale in Como and Donizetti’s Enrico di Borgogna at the Festival Donizetti in Bergamo.
Recent engagements included: Lucrezia Borgia in Tenerife, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Florence, L'empio punito in Innsbruck.
Future plans include: Lucrezia Borgia in Oviedo and Bologna; I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Sevilla; Carmen in Parma and Reggio Emilia; Tosca in Nancy.

September 2021
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