Roberto Recchia

Roberto Recchia

Stage Director

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2016Donizetti: Il CampanelloStage director
2016Piazzolla: Crime PassionnelStage director
2016Tutino: VatelNarrator
2016Bellini: Adelson E SalviniStage Director
2015Rocky Opera (Picture) ShowStage director / actor
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaStage director
2014Puccini: Suor AngelicaStage director
2013Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreStage director
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflöteStage director
2012Taralli: NurStage director
2012Donizetti: Maria di RohanStage director
2011Puccini: Gianni SchicchiStage director
2010Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaStage director
2010Puccini: La BohèmeStage director
2010Albinoni: PimpinoneStage director
2009Chabrier: Une éducation manquéeStage director
2009Rossini: La cambiale di matrimonioStage director
2009Donizetti: Linda di ChamounixStage director
2009Donizetti: Linda di ChamounixStage director
2009Vaughan Williams: Riders to the SeaStage director
2009Donizetti: Il CampanelloStage director
2009Rossini: L?occasione fa il ladroStage director
2009Donizetti: Don GregorioStage director
2009Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriStage director
2008Donizetti: Don GregorioStage director
2008Puccini: Suor AngelicaStage director
2008Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and SalieriStage director
2008Puccini: Gianni SchicchiStage director
2008Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaStage director
2008Donizetti: Don GregorioStage director
2008Donizetti: Don GregorioStage director
2007Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18Stage director
2007Purcell: Dido and AeneasStage director
2007Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93Stage director
2007Donizetti: RitaStage director
2007Daolmi-Dall'Ongaro: Le grazie di IsabellaStage director
2007Purcell: Dido and AeneasStage director
2007Donizetti: Don PasqualeStage director


Actor and stage director, he graduated in 1991 at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici of Milan, winning the Accademia Award. Since then he has alternated the work as director and as an actor with his theater group and with other companies. For several years he has established an artistic partnership with director Vito Molinari with whom he staged, among other titles, VarieEtà with the Trio Zanzibar, the solo show Più stupidi di così…, Fare l’amore non è peccato by Achille Campanile, Anche le formiche nel loro piccolo... by Marcello Marchesi, Rosa Salmone SpA by Daolmi-Desinan, Mamme by C. Terron and the musical I love you, you're perfect, now change  by DiPietro-Roberts which he also translated into Italian. In the current theater season he directed two National premieres: Melodia per una nota sola by M. Pietroleonardo and A nome tuo, by C. Spanò. As opera director he worked for: Festival di Martina Franca (Nûr by Marco Taralli, World Premiere) Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo (Maria di Rohan, Linda di Chamounix, Don Gregorio (ver. Neapolitan of L'ajo nell’imbarazzo), Cavalleria rusticana); Teatro Comunale of Bologna (Phaedra and Les Illuminations by Britten and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas); Teatro della Fortuna of  Fano (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, Don Pasquale, Don Gregorio); Teatro Sociale of Como (L’italiana in Algeri); Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania (Don Gregorio); Teatro Rossini of  Lugo (Crime passionnel by Astor PIazzolla; L’occasione fa il ladro); Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza (Il barbiere di Siviglia); Teatro La Maestranza of Seville (Three Opèra-Minutes by Milhaud, Le Bal Masqué and Le gendarme incompris by Poulenc) Roberto has been a constant presence at Wexford Festival Opera since year 2000. There he directed Don Gregorio by Donizetti in 2006 and Chabrier/Rossini’s Double Bill (Une éducation manquée and La cambiale di matrimonio) in 2009, but he has also staged fourteen ShortWorks including La Cenerentola (2014), L’elisir d’amore (2013), The Magic Flute (2012), La serva padrona (where he also performed as Vespone) and La Bohème  (2010), Suor Angelica (2008), Rita (2007), The Medium (2005), Viaggio a Reims (2004). He has worked as an actor with various orchestras in some classics like Peter and the Wolf, Histoire du Soldat, Babar, and in compositions like Walton's Façade, Benda's melodrama Pygmalion, Britten's Noye's Fludde. In 2016 he performed as narrator in Marco Tutino's Vatel with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini of Parma conducted by David Angus For Teatro Regio of Parma he wrote, performed, and directed Rocky Opera (Picture) Show, a brief history of opera for adults and children.  He constantly cooperates as writer and performer with the Orchestra Milano Classica di Milano and the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini of Parma for a number of concerts and educational projects for schools. He is acting coach at Conservatorio di Teramo and Parma. VIDEO DIRECTION He designed videos for several productions including Sweeney Todd (Teatro Rossini Lugo), Il vagabondo delle stelle (Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti di Modena), L'elisir d'amore (Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Vite (Teatro Rossini di Lugo), La Traviata (Teatro Comunale di Piacenza)    EDUCATIONAL AREA He has been participating to various National and International Masterclasses: Showa University Masterclasses (2015) The University of British Columbia (Italian Opera for graduating students, 2014); Zezere Arts Festival (Young artist project in Portugal, 2010-2014); Conservatorio of Piacenza (with staging of Don Pimpinone by Albinone, 2010); Irish Vocal Masterclasses (Dublin, 2005-2009).   He has been teaching acting at Teatri Possibili Acting School of Milan from 1997 to 2004.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: Il Campanello Stage director Wexford Festival Opera 2016
Piazzolla: Crime Passionnel Stage director Immediately Teatro Sociale Bellinzona 2016
Tutino: Vatel Narrator Immediately Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini 2016
Bellini: Adelson E Salvini Stage Director Immediately Teatro G.B. Pergolesi di Jesi 2016
Rocky Opera (Picture) Show Stage director / actor Immediately Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini 2015