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Damiano Michieletto

Director

Biography

Born in Venice, he studied literature at the Università Ca’ Foscari and directing at the Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan.

His productions include Guillaume Tell, Don Pasquale and the Olivier Award-winning Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (The Royal Opera), La bohème, Falstaff, La Cenerentola and Alcina (Salzburg Festival), Un ballo in maschera and Salome (La Scala, Milan), The Rake’s Progress (Leipzig), Don Pasquale, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Samson et Dalila (Paris Opéra), L’elisir d’amore and Der Rosenkavalier (La Monnaie, Brussels), Orfeo ed Euridice and Cendrillon (Komische Oper Berlin), Roméo et Juliette, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Perocco’s Aquagranda, Die lustige Witwe, Macbeth and Battistelli’s Le baruffe (La Fenice, Venice), Der ferne Klang (Frankfurt Opera), Il viaggio a Reims and Rigoletto (Dutch National Opera), La Damnation de Faust and Rigoletto (Rome Opera), La gazza ladra and La donna del lago (Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro), L’elisir d’amore (Valencia), Lucia di Lammermoor and Luisa Miller (Zürich) and Il trittico, Idomeneo, Rossini’s Otello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theater an der Wien).

His theatre productions include Brecht and Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper (Piccolo Teatro, Milan) and Goldoni’s The Fan, Gogol’s The Government Inspector and Cechov’s La domanda di matrimonio/L’orso (Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Padua). Forthcoming new productions include Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées) and the Italian premiere of Bernstein’s Mass (Terme di Caracalla, Rome).

News and features

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

1 March 2016
Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.

Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci

25 November 2015
Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of <em>Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci</em>

Director Damiano Michieletto and sopranos Eva-Maria Westbroek and Carmen Giannattasio discuss these passionate verismo operas.

Opera Essentials: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

20 November 2015
Opera Essentials: <em>Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci</em>

Our quick introduction to this classic pairing of two highly dramatic Italian operas.

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