Sandra Pocceschi & Giacomo Strada

Sandra Pocceschi & Giacomo Strada

Stage Director

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2017Dvořák: Stabat Mater, B. 71, Op. 58Stage Director
2017Schumann: Manfred Op. 115Stage Director
2015Ravel: L'enfant Et Les SortilègesStage Director
2015Ravel: L'enfant Et Les SortilègesStage Director

Bio



Sandra Pocceschi studied philosophy and contemporary dance in Paris. She briefly worked as a dancer before to start her career in opera first as a stage manager, then soon as a choreographer,
assistant director and revival director. She still currently collaborates with Mariame Clément, Alex Ollé and Romeo Castellucci on his opera productions. In 2009 she staged Pagliacci and Suor Angelica at the Florida Grand Opera, in collaboration with André Barbe (sets and costumes). In 2014, together
with Cristina Nyffeler (sets and costumes), she has been semi-finalist at the Ring Award for her conception of Der Freischütz. This summer she will participate in the Opera Creation Workshop
at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival.



Giacomo Strada studied fine arts at Florence’s Academia di Bella Arti and at the Budapest’s Képzömüvészeti Föiskola. He first worked as a sculptor and interior designer. Simultaneously,
together with Silvano Voltolina and Filippo Timi, he founded the theater company Bobby Kent & Margot which has been active until the late 90’s. He also staged his own theatrical productions, Jenkins in 2000 and Sciara in 2004/2005. From 2007 until 2012, he has been collaborating with Romeo Castellucci in the set design of theater and opera productions, among others La divina commedia trilogy, Io penso, Sul concetto di volto nel figlio di Dio, Parsifal, Persona, Il velo nero
del pastore.



Sandra Pocceschi and Giacomo Strada team up since 2014. Together they conceived and realized the staging of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Simon Laks’ L’hirondelle inattendue, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and Schumann’s Manfred at the Opéra National de Montpellier, as well as Grieg’s Peer Gynt at the Auditorium de Lyon. Next season they will stage Leonard Evers' Le garcon et le poisson magique  at the Opéra National du Rhin.

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 Stage Director No Auditorium-orchestre National De Lyon 2018
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, B. 71, Op. 58 Stage Director No Opéra National De Montpellier 2017
Schumann: Manfred Op. 115 Stage Director No Opéra National De Montpellier 2017
Ravel: L'enfant Et Les Sortilèges Stage Director No Opéra National De Montpellier 2015
Ravel: L'enfant Et Les Sortilèges Stage Director No Orchestre National et Opera National de Montpellier 2015