MARCELO BUSCAINO was born in Brazil. He made his Theatre and Art History studies in Cologne, Paris and London and directed various revivals at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he worked as Staff Director. As a free-lancing Revival and Assistant Director, he collaborated with Michael Haneke, Robert Lepage, Peter Sellars, Claus Guth, David Alden, Pierre Audi, Johan Simons, Christoph Marthaler, Alain Platel and Laurent Pelly among other Directors and worked in some major European Opera Theatres such as Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden London, Opéra National de Paris, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam and in festivals like Glyndebourne and the Salzburg Festival. His preference for mixed art forms led him to direct the world premiere of “After Hours”, an Electro-Opera based in Scorsese’s homonymous film, at the Berghain Berlin. He also teaches on workshops for students of lyric singing, e.g. at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany and at the Albéniz Foundation in Madrid among other institutions. He directed with success his own productions of "Cosí Fan Tutte" and "Hänsel und Gretel" for the Festival de Ópera de San Luís Potosí in Mexico and "The Magic Flute" for Schaffhausen in Switzerland and a scenic version of Schubert's "Die Winterreise" in collaboration with Johan Simons, which toured in many European countries.