bio

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.

 
 

productions credits

MAGNA GRECIA, IL MITO DELLE ORIGINI

Arena Sinni, Senise

2016-2017

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

directing credits

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

co-directing credits

 

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

selected associate director credits