Andrea Bernard

Andrea Bernard

Stage Director

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2017Verdi: La TraviataStage Director

Bio

Born in Bolzano (Italy) in 1987, Andrea Bernard won the 9.th European Opera-directing Prize in
2016 and he staged La Traviata at Festival Verdi in Parma in September 2017 and in Bolzano with Orchestra Haydn. 

In 2017 he staged Carmen, la stella del circo Siviglia, a children’s opera production of As.Li.Co
in cooproduction with Bregenzer Festspiele. 


In 2008 he started his collaboration as assistant director to Pier Luigi Pizzi for various opera
productions all over the world (Italy, Spain, Kazaksthan, Beijing, Moscow,). In 2015 he started to collaborate with Damiano Michieletto working in different production also as revival director (Viaggio a Reims in Amsterdam, La scala di seta OperaLombardia, Die Zauberflöte in Firenze).
In 2012 he graduated in architecture at the University of Ferrara. In the same year he worked as stage director and stage designer for the theatre productions Midsummer Nights Dream by W.Shakespeare and Gli innamorati by C.Goldoni.
As assistant director he worked also with Keith Warner at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Tatjana Gürbacha at Opernhaus Zürich, Julia Burbach at Bury court opera, Nicola Berloffa at the Opera de Rennes. In 2016 he was called as assistant director in ROH in London for the revival of Christof Loy’s Ariadne auf Naxos. 
In year 2016 he had his debut as director in the Teatro Stabile di Bolzano with the original production Brattaro mon amour of P.Cagnan.
He took part at the semifinals of the international competition Ring Award 2014 (Der Freischütz) and Ring Award 2017 (Don Pasquale) in Graz/Styria and as finalist at the Opera Oggi competition (OperaLombardia 2016).

In 2018/2019 he will stage La Cenerentola of Rossini at TOBS Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn in Swiss,Une Carmen, étoile du cirque at the Opera de Roeun and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, La Traviata at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: La Cenerentola Stage Director Theater Biel Solothurn 2018
Verdi: La Traviata Stage Director Teatro Regio Parma 2017

Awards

1st prize - 9. EUROpean opera award
2018
SEMIFINALIST RING AWARD 17
2018
SEMIFINALIST RING AWARD 14
2018
FINALIST OPERAoggi COMPEtition
2018