Valentina Carrasco Director

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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valentina Carrasco studied music, dance and literature. In Paris, she worked in the cinema and video fields. She has worked with La Fura dels Baus from 2000 to 2020 on major open-air shows in Barcelona, Madrid, Beirut, Shanghai and Istanbul, among others. She is co-author of plays such as XXX, based on the Marquis de Sade's Philosophy in the Bedroom

She worked on various opera productions, including the Magic Flute, Le Château de Barbe-Bleue, Diary of One Who Disappeared, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. In 2010, she took part in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

With Àlex Ollé, she staged Le Grand Macabre and, in 2011, Quartett and Tristan und Isolde. In 2017, she directed Il Trovatore and Enescu’s Œdipe and, in 2019, Manon Lescaut. In addition to the one of La Fura dels Baus, she created a new version of The Ring, performed at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. 

She staged The Turn of the Screw at the Opéra national de Lyon, Don Giovanni in Perm, Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco at the Opéra national du Rhin and in Strasbourg. She also directed productions such as Rihm’s Proserpina in Rome and Carmen at the Terme di Caracalla. In 2018, she staged A Quiet Place for the Wien Neue Oper, Il Trovatore for the Réseau lyrique des Marches, Aleko and Francesca da Rimini for the Kiel Theater in Germany as well as La Muette de Portici in 2019. 

In 2019/20, she directed Les Vêpres siciliennes in Rome and Gianni Schicchi at the Puccini Festival. In 2021, she staged Aida at the Macerata Festival and Simon Boccanegra at the Verdi Festival in Parma in 2022, and La Favorite at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo and the Opéra national de Bordeaux.

At the Paris Opera: Il Trovatore - 2016, 2018, 2023 (co-director)

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