Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

Stage Director and Set Designer

Giorgio Barberio Corsetti is an actor, playwright, and theatre and opera director, working both in Italy and abroad. Having worked as director of Venice’s Biennale Teatro (1999–2001); the dance and theatre consultant for the Musica per Roma Foundation (2005–2009); six years directing the new circus festival, Metamorfosi, in Rome; and collaborating as consultant and artistic director for the festival, FestiVAI, at the Villa Adriana, in Tivoli, Italy; he conceived and developed the Vertigo Festival, dedicated to emerging new Italian theatre. Giorgio Barberio Corsetti’s performances explore the boundary between theatre and other arts: poetry, literature, and music; visual, video, and circus arts and dance. All of his artistic quests are quite different, though each is equally defined by a powerful poetic core. His works have been staged not only in Italy, but also in major European theatres, including the São João Theatre of Portugal; the National Theatre of Strasbourg; and the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe and Comédie-Française, in Paris. Corsetti has staged many operas in Italy and abroad, and continues to develop international projects, both with his own company, as well as other European theatres, including Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Milan’s La Scala, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Opéra de Lille, and Rome’s Teatro dell'Opera.


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