Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Marianna Pizzolato
Daniele Abbado
Luca Scarzella
Alessandro Carletti
Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona features exciting creative team for
Nabucco: Daniele Abbado director, Luca Scarzella video designer
and Alessandro Carletti lighting designer
Marianna Pizzolato stars as Fenena
Coproduction Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro alla Scala (Milan)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London), Lyric Opera (Chicago)

Marianna Pizzolato

Marianna Pizzolato - Fenena

Mrs. Pizzolato regularly sings in the most prestigious theaters in the world under conductors such as Bruno Campanella, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Alberto Zedda just to name a few. Recent engagements include Verdi’s Requiem with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Naples; Rota’s Mysterium in Rome and Naples; La Donna del Lago in Santa Fe; La Cenerentola in Pesaro, Paris, Sevilla and Liège; Petite Messe Solennelle in Lucerne; Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Orfeo ed Euridice and Mahler’s 3rd Symphony in Palermo; Nabucco in London; Mozart’s Requiem at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome; Maria Stuarda in Barcelona; Rossini’s Ermione in La Coruña; recital at the Kioi Hall in Tokyo; opening Gala concert at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad; Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Santander. Marianna Pizzolato recorded for prestigious labels such as: Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Virgin Classics, Dynamic, Naxos, Naïve/Opus 111. Plans include: L’Italiana in Algeri in Toulouse; Tancredi in Santiago de Chile and Bremen; Zelmira in Lyon and in Paris (TCE); Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Zurich; Petite Messe Solennelle in Moscow. She will make her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Daniele Abbado

Daniele Abbado - director

Daniele Abbado studied at the School of Dramatic Arts of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano and graduated in philosophy. He began his career as a theatre director in 1988, extending progressively his interest in stage dramaturgy, TV direction, multimedia shows and lyric opera productions. He invested the opera repertoire through the stagings of different masterpieces by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Boito, Puccini, Weber, Beethoven, Schumann, Wagner, being at the same time often involved with the 20th century authors such as A. Berg, K. Weill, M. Ravel, I. Stravinskij, A. Honegger, B. Britten, L. Dalla Piccola. with huge success of public. Abbado’s research and work strand was ideally carried on through his intense collaborations with contemporary composers such as Giorgio Battistelli, Luciano Berio, Helmut Oehring, Alberto Colla, Hans Werner Henze, Nicola Sani, Fabio Vacchi, and Shigeaki Saegusa. In 2004 he received Premio Abbiati (Dalla Piccola’s Il prigioniero and Il volo di notte –Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) and in 2012 the Premio Oscar della Lirica for Best Director. Daniele Abbado was Artistic Director of Teatro “R. Valli” in Reggio Emilia (2002-2012). After the success for his staging of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at the Teatro dell’Opera in Florence his future plans include: Attila at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Tosca at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Don Carlo and Trovatore at the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna.

Luca Scarzella

Luca Scarzella - video designer

Luca Scarzella graduated in Philosophy. Between 1987 and 1997 he collaborated with Studio Azzurro, in 1998 he opened StalkerVideo an independent video production laboratory in which he alternated activity as a director and as video maker for music theatre and in 2009 he creates Vertov. Luca Scarzella worked in the most prestigious theaters and opera houses in Italy, Europe, Unites States, Australia and Japan. In 1993 he started a collaboration with Daniele Abbado (Tosca in Turin and Osaka, Der Freischütz and Tannhäuser in Rome, Laborinthus II in Genoa, The Rape of Lucretia in Genoa, Florence, Reggio Emilia, Sevilla and Madrid, Lohengrin in Bologna and Bilbao, Volo di notte in Florence, Jr. Butterfly in Tokio, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni in Verona, Reggio Emilia, Thessaloniki and Saint Paul-USA, Oberon in Toulouse, Nabucco at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Royal Opera House in London). Further in opera he has worked with Denis Krief, Egisto Marcucci, Franco Ripa di Meana, Francesco Micheli and Damiano Michieletto and conductors such as Carlo Maria Giulini, Claudio Abbado, Myung-Wung Chung and Jeffrey Tate.

He created the videos for Der Fliegende Holländer produced by As.Li.Co with the director Federico Grazzini, with whom in 2014 he created the video for Turandot at Opéra de Nice. For the opening concert season at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and together with Roberto Andò he created the video event for the new commission Il quadro nero (by Marco Betta). He designed multimedia exhibitions and installations for the Museum of Teatro alla Scala, la Triennale and Museo del '900 in Milan, la Biennale Musica in Venice, Résau Varèse and l’Ircam in Paris. As advisor of Studio Arco and Scape-Architettura he won the International Design Competition for MEIS (Museo dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoa) in Ferrara, where he will be director of its multimedia project. In 2010 he took part at the 5° Rome International Film Festival with his documentary film Inge Film, a portrait of the international publisher Inge Feltrinelli. Plans include: Tosca (director Daniele Abbado) at the Teatro Regio in Turin and Tosca (director Lukas Hemleb) at the Theater in Kiel; revival of Nabucco at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London.

Alessandro Carletti

Alessandro Carletti - lighting designer

Born in Rome, he studied photography and painting through which he very soon discovered his passion for lighting design. In the late 90s he started working at the Rossini Opera Festival where he consolidated his experience in opera productions. In 2008 he started his collaboration with Damiano Michieletto working together for Jackie’O in Lugo, Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, La Scala di Seta and Sigismondo at the Rossini Opera Festival. Furthermore, in 2011 they continued their collaboration in Valencia on Elisir d’amore, at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo Greek Passion and Così fan tutte at the New National Theatre Tokyo. He worked regularly with directors such as Daniele Abbado, Francesco Micheli, Henning Brockhaus, Pippo Delbono, Franco Ripa di Meana, Yannis Kokkos and others. Recent works include: Il Trittico, Le Nozze di Figaro (Theater an der Wien), Don Carlos (Wiener Staatsoper), Cavalleria Rusticana (Teatro San Carlo, Naples), Nabucco and Guillaume Tell (Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London), Un Ballo in Maschera (Teatro La Scala, Comunale in Bologna) and many others, while his next projects include L’Elisir d’amore in Brussels. Alessandro Carletti has just received the Knight of Illumination award for Guillaume Tell staged at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. Plans include: Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; La Scala di Seta in Cremona and in Liège; Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the ROH in London and in Sidney and Melbourne; Rossini’s Otello in Vienna (Theater an der Wien); Dreigroschenoper at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan; Puccini’s Il Trittico at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome; Cendrillon at the Komische Oper Berlin; Samson et Dalila at the Opera de Paris; Falstaff at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Il Trovatore at the Staatsoper in Wien; Il Viaggio a Reims at the Royal Opera Copenhagen.


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