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Giuseppe Di Iorio

Lighting designer


Italian lighting designer Giuseppe Di Iorio made his Royal Ballet debut in 1996 on Ashley Page’s …now languorous, now wild… and Michael Hart’s Dances With Death. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 on the world premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Morgen und Abend, directed by Graham Vick.

Di Iorio was born in Naples and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He works regularly with Vick, with whom his collaborations include Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci (Athens Festival), Die Zauberflöte (Bolshoi Theatre), Die Gezeichneten, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre (Palermo), Boris Godunov, War and Peace and The Makropulos Case (Mariinsky Theatre), Manon Lescaut (La Fenice, Venice), Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Gothenburg) and Idomeneo, Otello, La traviata, Life is a Dream, Mittwoch aus Licht and Khovanskygate: a National Enquiry (Birmingham Opera Company). Other opera engagements includes Don Carlos (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos), Don Giovanni (Salzburg Landestheater), Hänsel und Gretel (Northern Ireland Opera), The Turn of the Screw (Nationale Reisopera), The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North) and Carmen and I puritani (Bologna).

Di Iorio’s work in theatre has included Charlotte’s Web and A Handful of Dust for Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Bashment for Theatre Royal, Stratford East, and The Trojan Women for Cryptic Theatre. In ballet he has worked with choreographers including Anthony Dowell and Javier De Frutos.