Leo Muscato is an italian Director and Playwriter.
He studied Literature and Philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome.
At the age of 20 years old, he started to work as an actor in the professional theatre company of Luigi De Filippo.
In 1997 he moved to Milan to study Direction at the School of Dramatic Art "Paolo Grassi".
His work has been subject for four thesis graduation in different Universities.
He also teaches drama, acting and direction in several Master Classes. Since few years ago, he's keeping focus on exploring the four main styles of interpretation: tragedy, drama, comedy and clownerie.
He directed about 20 plays, including:
THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umberto Eco
AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by Tom Stoppard
EDIPUS by Giovanni Testori
ENRON by Lucy Prebble
TROJAN WOMEN by Euripide
TWO OF US by Michael Frayn
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER by Samuel Adamson and Pedro Almodovar
THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov
DOLLS HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen
ROMEO & JULIET / NATI SOTTO CONTRARIA STELLA by William Shakespeare
FORSE TORNERAI DALL'ESTERO by Andrea Montali
MOLIÈRE A SUA INSAPUTA by Leo Muscato
ARIA PRECARIA by Ale & Franz
ROSSO MALPELO by Giovanni Verga – Teatro Arsenale Milano / Macrò Maudit
SER CIAUA di AA.VV. con Lella Costa – Scuola Holden di Torino / Provincia di Bolzano
POCO PRIMA DELLA FINE by Luigi Pirandello – DAMS di Torino
LA BALLATA DEL ROSSO CASTIGO di Luca Scarlini e Leo Muscato – Scuola Holden Torino
SOLITUDINE di Beppe Fenoglio, con Beppe Rosso – A.C.T.I.
LA DODICESIMA NOTTE di William Shakespeare – Punto Improprio di Gela
TERRA DEI MIRACOLI di Leo Muscato – Scuola d’Arte Drammatica “Paolo Grassi”
IL VIAGGIO DI ALICE di Evelina Santangelo – Festival Palermo Di Scena
LA CRUNA DELL’AGO di Diego Papaccio - Laboratorio Teatro Settimo/ Scuola Holden Torino
IO E MATTEO di Annalisa De Lucia – Laboratorio Teatro Settimo / Scuola Holden Torino.
In 2007 he won the A.N.C.T. PRIZE, the Press Award as Best Theatre Director.
His Opera productions include:
CARMEN by G. Bizet - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
BALLO IN MASCHERA by Giuppe Verdi (Malmö Opera)
LE BRACI by M. Tutino (Festival Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca)
LES DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITAS by F. Poulenc (Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari)
RIGOLETTO by G. Verdi (Teatro dell’Opera in Rome)
IL CAMPIELLO by E. Wolf-Ferrari (Teatro Verdi in Trieste)
MASNADIERI by G. Verdi (Teatro Regio in Parma)
L'AFRICAINE by Meyerbeer at Teatro La Fenice in Venice
NABUCCO by G. Verdi (Teatro Lirico in Cagliari)
LA FUGA IN MASCHERA by G. Spontini (Teatro San Carlo in Naples)
BOHÈME by G. Puccini (Macerata Opera Festival)
PAGLIACCI by R. Leoncavallo (Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona)
LA VOIX HUMAINE by F. Poulanc (Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona)
In 2013 he won the ABBIATI PRIZE, the Press Award as Best Opera Director.
In 2016 he won OSCAR DELLA LIRICA by Fondazione Verona per l’Arena as Best Director.
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