Current and future projects of Italian stage director Rosetta Cucchi include Salome and Don Giovanni Opera de Genova, La favorite Teatro La Fenice in Venice, L’elisir d’amore Teatro Comunale di Bologna¸ La bohème, Le Nozze di Figaro Boston Lyric Opera, as well as Don Giovanni Lucca, Piacenza and Modena. Since 2006 she has been Artistic Director of Fondazione and Symphonic Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, Parma.

Most recent engagements from the past few seasions include Mariotte’s Salome and L’Arlesiana Wexford Festival, Rigoletto and La Gioconda Stadttheater St. Gallen, L’elisir d’amore Opera de Firenze and Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Idomeneo and Cavalleria rusticana/La vida breve Theater Lübeck, Rodelinda and Bellini’s Zaira Festival della Valle d’Itria, La Cenerentola Piacenza, Pavia, Como, Cremona and Bresica, La Traviata Modena, Piacenza and Opera di Tenerife, Così fan tutte Opéra de Marseille, Modena, Piacenza, Lucca, Il barbiere di Siviglia Teatro Rendano Cosenza Le Nozze di Figaro Opera Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Piacenza, Teatro Comunale di Modena and Baltimore Theatre, Don Giovanni Tenerife and Falstaff Gulbenkian Hall Lisbon.

Rosetta Cucchi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano from the G. Rossini Conservatorio, Pesaro and a postgraduate degree and Master’s degree in Arts, Music and Theatre from Bologna University. She won numerous international piano competitions and regularly worked with RAI Symphonic Orchestra Roma as well as with high profile artists such as Mariella Devia and Sonia Ganassi in venues such as Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Teatro Real Madrid, and Japan Opera Foundation. Her first experience as a stage director was with Il passo dell’anima. Il mito di Carlos Gardel Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, a show she wrote and directed.

Since her operatic debut in 2004 with Braunfels’ Prinzessin Brambilla Wexford Opera Festival, Rosetta has established herself as an inventive and musical stage director. Highlights have included Carlo Coccia’s Arrighetto Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro (recorded on DVD by Bongiovanni), La Scala di Seta Teatro de la Real Maestranza Seville, Verdi’s Otello Teatro Colon Bogota, Paisiello’s Barbiere di Siviglia and Gli Astrologi Immaginari Paisiello Festival Taranto, L’italiana in Algeri Teatro Comunale Modena, Il Viaggio a Reims Teatro Municipale Piacenza, L’Elisir d’Amore and the Italian premiere of Sweeney Todd Teatro Comunale di Bologna, La Favorite Lima Peru and a return to the Wexford Opera Festival for Tutti in Maschera by Carlo Pedrotti.

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