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Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 Semifinalist at European Opera Prize – Camerata Nuova – Opera Europa
  • 2014 Semifinalist at Ring Award International Opera Prize in Graz
  • 2013 Finalist at European Opera Prize – Camerata Nuova – Opera Europa
  • 2012 2nd Classified Wagner200 International Contest – Special Mention of the jury
  • 2011 2nd Classified at International Opera Directing Contest Teatro Regio di Torino

Federico Grazzini
Born in Florence in 1982, he starts studying drama first as an actor and later as a director making his debut in Teatro Puccini in Florence with La casa di Asterioneby J.L.Borges in 2004. He graduates in 2008 at the Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan, directing Expoi, first performed at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.

From 2008 he’s been involved as director in the educational project asOperadomani, Operait and OperaKids, for letting childhood approach opera: the show, based on Nabucco by G.Verdi has its first performance in January 2011 atTeatro Sociale di Como and in the french version in December 2012 at Opèra Royal de Wallonie in Liege, Belgium. In 2014 he has been Keith Warner’s assistant director in Oper Frankfurt .

Since 2004 he directs and designs lights for many Theatre and Opera productions in Italy and around the world (Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, South Korea):Carmina Burana by C.Orff at Teatro Dal Verme in Milan (2008), Hansel and Gretel by E.Humperdinck and Rigoletto by G.Verdi at Teatro Sociale di Como(2009), Gianni di Parigi by G.Donizetti at the Festival della Val d’Itria in Martinafranca (2010) and Wexford Opera Festival (2011), Little Sweep by B. Britten at Teatro Regio di Torino (2013) and Der Fliegende Holländer by R. Wagner at Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona (2013), Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo and Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini at Teatro Regio di Parma (2014), Turandot by Puccini at Opéra de Nice – Cote d’Azur (2014) and Hansel et Gretel by E. Humperdinck in Opéra de Rouen – Haute Normandie (2014) , Rigoletto by G. Verdi at the Macerata Opera Festival (2015), Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini at Opéra de Nice – Cote d’Azur (2016), Nabucco by G.Verdi at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma – Caracalla Festival (2016), Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo and Il tabarro by G. Puccini at Korean National Opera in Seoul (2017), Roméo et Juliette by C. Gounod at Erfurt Theater in Germany (2017), Fammi udire la tua voce by A. Guarnieri at Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto (2017).