Nicola Zorzi was born in Verona. He has undertook on a course of study which, starting from photography and passion for the image, passes through the set design and the light design to arrive at the theater direction. After the academic education with a degree in Theatre Studies at Bologna University, he has obtained a master's degree in set design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona. He has trained as assistant director at the Fondazione Arena di Verona, developing a ten-year experience in the production and management of open-air shows. Later he has worked in the main Italian and foreign theaters collaborating with some of the most prestigious directors such as Graham Vick, Robert Carsen, Hugo de Ana, Pier'Alli, Gigi Proietti, Giuliano Montaldo, Giorgio Gallione, Marco Gandini, Denis Krief. He began a constant and lasting collaboration with Franco Zeffirelli, directing renewals and new productions such as Aida, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Il Trovatore and Turandot. Recently, for the Teatro alla Scala he directed the revival of the historical Aida of 1963 at the Seoul Art Center.
He has debuted as director with Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opera House of Tirana. Later he directed for this theater the mise-en-scènes of Turandot, Rigoletto and Norma. Then came the directions of new important productions such as Rigoletto and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Victoria Eugenia Theatre and Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain), Macbeth (Theatre Marrucino, Chieti), Nabucco (Aquila Theatre, Fermo), Madama Butterfly (Teatro Torrent, Valencia).
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 collaborates with Quirino Conti to new events, and whose he has been co-director for Il matrimonio segreto (costumes by Piero Tosi) at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto.
The constant research and passion for the image can also be found through the study of new visual technologies that are the basis of his recent multidisciplinary experiences of cinema, artistic installation, theater and ballet. In collaboration with Solares, film production company, and the artistic director Emir Kusturica, he has directed Magna Grecia, the myth of the origins, an historical epic drama, the story of the roots of the greek people and their trip and landing in the land called 'Megale Hellas'. The big show has opened Arena Sinni, an innovative space where melt performing arts and technology multimedia of last generation.