BIOGRAPHY

 

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.

 

THEATRE

He directed about 20 plays, including:

TEMPO DI CHET by Leo Muscato and Laura Perini

SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS by Carlo Goldoni

VANGELO SECONDO LORENZO by Leo Muscato and Laura Perini

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 

COMEDY OF ERRORS,  ROMEO AND JULIET and TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

TWO OF US by  Michael Frayn 

LA RIVINCITA, IL GUARITORE by Michele Santeramo

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.

 

OPERA

His Opera productions include:

AGNESE by Ferdinandi Paër - Teatro Regio Torino

SERSE by G. F. Händel  - Theater Bonn Opera House

NABUCCO by G, Verdi - Greek National Theatre (Odeon of Herodes Atticus)

CARMEN by G. Bizet - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

CARMEN by G. Bizet - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

L'INCORONAZIONE DI DARIO by Anntonio Vivaldi - Teatro Regio Torino

LA BELLA DORMENTE by O. Respighi - Teatro Lirico Cagliari

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.

 

MOVIE

LA RIVINCITA - Prod. ALTRE STORIE - RAI CINEMA - APULIA FILM COMMISSION

DOCUMENTARY

GEOMETRIE ANARCHICHE

 


 



ph. THILO BEU