Alessio Pizzech

Stage director

www.alessiopizzech.it

events

  • Cesti's "Nozze in sogno"
    Innsbruck - August 19, 21, 22, 2016
  • Montalti's "Ehi Giò"
    Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto - September 9, 10, 11, 2016
  • Puccini's "Turandot"
    September 22, 24, 2016 Japan Opera Festival - Nara Imperial Palace
  • Verdi's "Rigoletto"
    Teatro Comunale di Bologna - November 8, 9, 10, 12, 13m, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2016
  • Colasanti's "Le imperdonabili. L'ultima lettera di Etty Hillesum"
    January 26, 27, 30, 2017 Ancona - Macerata - Pesaro
  • Marzocchi's "Il viaggio di Roberto"
    January 26 - February 3, 2017 Teatro Goldoni di Firenze
  • Verdi's "La traviata"
    April 7-9, 2017 Teatro Politeama Greco di Lecce

Biography

Born in Livorno in 1972, Alessio Pizzech is considered by critics "as one of the most significant Italian directors of his generation" (F. Cordelli - Corriere della Sera). 

He began to stage for the theatre at a young age. Among his first performances: Genet's Les nonnes, Bernanos' Le dialogue des Carmélites, Cocteau's Le bel indifferent, Duras' S'avannah Bay and Hiroshima Mon Amour, Pirandello's Sogno ma Forse no, and Camus' Caligola. More recently he has gained a big success with Per non morire di mafia and Dopo il silenzio, (based on Libero Grassi's novels) and La carne nel marmo, a work about Michelangelo Buonarroti with Alessio Boni in the principal role, on tour in Italy. 

In 1997, Alessio Pizzech gave his debut as an opera director with his staging of Le pauvre Matelot by Milhaud at Festival Castiglioncello. 

Since then he has staged Vivaldi's Tito Manlio, Paisiello's La Daunia Felice, Hasse's trilogy (La serva scaltra, La contadina, Il tutore), Albinoni's Pimpinone, Scarlatti's La Dirindina, Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni Tenorio,Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Cenerentola, a scenic version of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Bellini's La Sonnambula, Donizetti's L’Elisir d’Amore, Verdi's Rigoletto, Gounod's Faust, Bizet's Carmen, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Tosca and La Bohème, Mascagni's Amica, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pinotta, Ode a Leopardi and Zanetto, Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Giordano's Marcella, Poulenc's La Voix Humaine (piano and orchestra version), Milhaud's Trois Operas Minutes, Russo's Il Marinaio,  Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Britten's The little Sweep, Stravinskij's Histoire du soldat, Krasa's Brundibar and Weill's Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, collaborating with Opera Youth Arezzo, Fondazione Donizetti di Bergamo, Bergamo Musica Festival, Fondazione Gran Teatro la Fenice, Fondazione Rosselini, Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Cilea di Reggio Calabria, Teatro Verdi di Pisa e Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro della Fortuna di Fano, Teatro Lirico di Spoleto, Teatro Umberto Giordano di Foggia, Ente Luglio Trapanese, Festival delle Ville Vesuviane, Festival della Valle d’Itria di Martina Franca, Maribor National Theatre, Festival Opera Barga, Solisti Dauni, Festival Lunaticam Taormina Arte, Oslo Festival, Université Antonine in Beirut (Lebanon). 

Highlights of the last seasons include Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in Livorno, Modena, Pisa and Lucca (2011), Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Accademia Bizantina in Ravenna, Modena and Ferrara (2011), Rigoletto with Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina (2013), Don Giovanni, including a masterclass with Mariella Devia, and Così fan tutte for the Cantiere lirico of Teatro Goldoni in Livorno (2012 and 2013), Benda's Medea with Teatro Verdi di Trieste, La gatta bianca, a contemporary opera by Sandra Conte for Festival MITO Settembre Musica at Teatro Coccia di Novara, the revival of Cavalleria rusticana at Teatro Comunale di Sassari (2013) and in Beirut with the Orchestra and the National Singing Academy of Lebanon (2014), La topina Costanza (from "Entführung aus dem Serail " by Mozart) in Stavanger (2013) and Britten's The little Sweep in Oslo (2014), Carmen with Luglio Musicale Trapanese (2014). 

Performances in 2014/15 include Il viaggio di Roberto, a contemporary opera by Paolo Marzocchi and Libretto by Guido Barbieri, with Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Modena and Piacenza, a new production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (set and costumes by Pierpaolo Bisleri) in Livorno, Lucca and Pisa, Verdi's Rigoletto with Luglio Musicale Trapanese.  

Future performances: an new production of Rigoletto with Verdi Festival in Busseto, a revival of Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Novara, a revival of Cavalleria rusticana in Livorno, A cuore aperto (a work based on Shakespeare's Sonnets) with Teatro Sociale di Rovigo, Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni with Teatro Verdi di Pisa, Apollo et Hyacinthus by Mozart (composed when he was 11) with Teatro Litta in Milan, Le nozze in sogno by Cesti with Festival der alten Musik in Innsbruck, a new production of Rigoletto with Teatro Comunale di Bologna.