BIO

Nicola Zorzi is an opera director. His projects include multi-media installations, spectacular formats, and productions for theme parks.

 

He embarks on a course of study that embraces the research of the image, animated by a passion for photography, scenography and light to land in theater direction.

 

After academic training with a degree in Theatre Studies at Bologna University, he obtained a master's degree in scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona.

 

He trained as an assistant director at the Arena di Verona, gaining a decade of experience in the creation and management of outdoor shows.

He works in the main Italian and foreign theaters collaborating with prestigious directors such as Graham Vick, Robert Carsen, Hugo de Ana, Pier’Alli, Gigi Proietti, Giuliano Montaldo, Giorgio Gallione, Marco Gandini, Denis Krief.

He undertook a long collaboration with Franco Zeffirelli, directing renewals and new productions of Aida, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Trovatore and Turandot.

For the Teatro alla Scala he directed the revival of the historical Aida of 1963 at the Seoul Art Center and the inaugural Aida of the 2006 at the Guangzhou Opera House.

 

He has debuted as director with Lucia di Lammermoor at the Tirana Opera House. Later he directed for this theater the mise-en-scènes of Turandot, Rigoletto and Norma.

Important new productions follow such as Rigoletto, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Macbeth, Nabucco, Madama Butterfly.

 

He has been teacher and director at LTL Opera Studio at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa with a new production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Theaters of Pisa, Livorno, Lucca and Novara).

He is co-director with Quirino Conti in Il Matrimonio segreto, costumes by Piero Tosi, at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.

 

He improves the knowledge of the languages, exploring different artistic forms and the potential of technologies that are the basis of his recent multidisciplinary experiences for theme parks and theatrical performances.

 

Under the artistic direction of Emir Kusturica he directs Magna Grecia, the myth of the origins, an historical-epic drama. The show inaugurated Arena Sinni, a stage space that boasts a hyper-technological multimedia system.

 

Since 2019 a new artistic collaboration with Movieland Park has started. It is the first Italian movie-themed park, for which he designs and stages innovative spectacular formats. Theming, innovation and storytelling are the foundations of his work on stage and the design of new attractions.

In 2021 the Park inaugurated the Holmes Hotel. Inspired by the life of the first American serial killer H.H. Holmes. It is an immersive journey, of multi-sensory rooms, for which he took care of the design, lighting, special effects and direction of the actors.

IT

 

OPERA
THEATRE

director

RIGOLETTO *

Kursaal Auditorium, San Sebastian, Spagna 

2015

Il BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA *

Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian, Spagna 

2015

LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN

Teatro Verdi, Pisa

Teatro Goldoni, Livorno

Teatro del Giglio, Lucca

Teatro Coccia, Novara

2014

MACBETH

Teatro Marrucino, Chieti

Teatro dell’Aquila, Fermo

2013

NABUCCO

Teatro dell’Aquila, Fermo

2011

TURANDOT *

Teatro dell’Opera di Tirana, Albania

2011

RIGOLETTO *

Teatro dell’Opera di Tirana, Albania

2010

MADAMA BUTTERFLY *

Torrent Auditorium, Valencia, Spagna

2010

NORMA *

Teatro dell’Opera di Tirana, Albania

2009

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR *

Teatro dell’Opera di Tirana, Albania

2008

* stage director and light designer

co-director

LA MODERNITA’ DEL BAROCCO

Quirino Conti

Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy

2016

IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO

Quirino Conti

Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy

2013

CARMEN

Gigi Proietti

Teatro Verdi, Salerno, Italy

2010

NABUCCO

Gigi Proietti

Teatro Verdi, Salerno

2009

LA MASCHERA DI PUNKITITITI

Quirino Conti

Teatro Nazionale, Italy

2007

associate director
(selection)

AIDA

Franco Zeffirelli

Guangzhou Opera House, Cina

2017

AIDA

Franco Zeffirelli

Seoul Art Center, Korea

2014

NORMA

Pierluigi Pier’Alli

NCPA, Beijing, Cina

2014

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Hugo de Ana

Odeon Herodes Atticus, Atene, Grecia

2013

BORIS GODUNOV

Hugo de Ana

Teatro Massimo, Palermo

2012

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

Hugo de Ana

Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012

ADELAIDE DI BORGOGNA

Pierluigi Pier’Alli

Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro

2011

TURANDOT

Franco Zeffirelli

Arena, Verona

2010

CARMEN

Franco Zeffirelli

Arena, Verona

2009

AIDA

Franco Zeffirelli

Israeli Opera House, Tel Aviv, Israele

2009

MARIA PADILLA

Marco Gandini

Wexford Opera House, Wexford, Irlanda

2009

AIDA

Franco Zeffirelli

Teatro Massimo, Palermo

2008

TOSCA

Franco Zeffirelli

Teatro dell’Opera, Roma

2007

DON GIOVANNI

Franco Zeffirelli

Teatro dell’Opera, Roma

2006

AIDA

Franco Zeffirelli

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

2006

LA FINTA SEMPLICE

Marco Gandini

Teatro Malibran, Venezia 

2005

TURANDOT

Giuliano Montaldo

Teatro dell’Opera, Roma

2005

CANDIDE

Giorgio Gallione

Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova

2004

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR 

Graham Vick

Teatro dell’Opera, Roma

2003

SLY

Placido Domingo

Teatro dell’Opera, Roma

2003

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Robert Carsen

Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova

2003

 

THEATRE
MULTIMEDIA

director

MAGNA GRECIA, IL MITO DELLE ORIGINI

Arena Sinni, Senise

2016-2017

 

AMUSEMENT PARK
CREATIVE

creative & director

MOVIELAND PARK

2019-2021