Damiano Michieletto Director
Season 23/24 ArtistSeason 24/25 Artist

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Born in Venice, Italy, Damiano Michieletto made his international debut at the Wexford Festival in 2003. In 2012, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with La Bohème and returned there for Falstaff in 2013, La Cenerentola in 2014 and Alcina in 2019.

His productions include La gazza ladra and La Scala di seta at the Pesaro Festival, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro, Luisa Miller and Poliuto in Zurich, Roméo et Juliette, the Mozart / Da Ponte cycle, The Rake’s Progress, The Magic Flute, Aquagranda,The Merry Widow, Macbeth, Rigoletto and the world premiere of Baruffe at La Fenice, Venice, Il Serraglio in Naples, Madama Butterfly in Turin, L’elisir d’amore in Valencia, Graz and Madrid, Un ballo in maschera, La Scala di seta and Falstaff at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Luisa Miller, Rigoletto and La Damnation de Faust in Rome, Il viaggio a Reims at the Dutch National Opera, Così fan tutte and Don Pasquale at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Jenůfa, Cendrillon and Orfeo ed Euridice in Berlin, Idomeneo, The Barber of Seville and Alcina in Florence, Guillaume Tell, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, Don Pasquale at Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

These last seasons, he staged Kátia Kabanová in Glyndebourne and Copenhague, Der Rosenkavalier in Vilnius and Brussels, Bernstein’s Mass in Rome, Béatrice et Bénédict in Lyon and Genoa, Salomé in Milan, Giulio Cesare in Egitto at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and in Leipzig, the world premiere of Raskatov’s Animal Farm in Amsterdam, Aida in Munich, The Tales of Hoffmann in Sydney.

For the theatre, he staged Goldoni’s Il ventaglio, Gogol’s The Government Inspector and Tchekov’s A Marriage Proposal / The Bear at Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Ramón Maria del Valle-Inclán’s Divinas palabras and Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera at Piccolo Teatro in Milan. He also directed the movie Gianni Schicchi for Genoma Films and the opera-movie Rigoletto al Circo Massimo for Indigo Film.

At the Paris Opera: The Barber of Seville, 2014; Samson et Dalila, 2016; Don Pasquale, 2018 

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