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Gabriele Lavia

  • Director, Artistic/Stage


Between 1975 and 2006 Gabriele Lavia has been the director for the following theatre pieces: Memories from the House of the Dead by Dostoevskij, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? by E. Albee, The Miser by Molière, The immortal Story by Lavia from Blixen, Oedipus the King by Sophocles (third exhibition); The Misanthrope by Molière; After the Rehearsal by Bergman, The Meek by Dostoevskij, Non si sa come by Pirandello (second exhibition), Untitled Play by Cechov, Scenes from a Marriage by Bergman, Richard the II by Shakespeare; The Game of Roles by Pirandello, The Cherry Orchard by Cechov, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Dostoevskij, Otello by Shakespeare, The Duel by Lavia from Kleist, Miss Giulia by Strindberg; The Man, the Beast and the Virtue by Pirandello; Rameau’s Nephew by Diderot, Uncle Vanya by Cechov; The Father by Strindberg (new exhibition), Riccardo III by Shakespeare, Edipo re by Sophocles (new exhibition); The Lady’s Maid by Mansfield; Macbeth by Shakespeare; La casa scoppiata by Siciliano, Volpone by Jonson, The Devil and the Good Lord by Sartre; Wild Honey by Frayn; Ghosts by Ibsen, The Eagle has Two Heads by Cocteau; Hamlet by Shakespeare (third exhibition), La donna vendicativa by Goldoni; Don Carlos by Schiller; Crime and Crime by Strindberg, Tito Andronico by Shakespeare, The Prince of Homburg by Kleist, I masnadieri by Schiller, The Imaginary Invalid by Molière; Hamlet by Shakespeare (new exhibition); The Pelican by Strindberg; Servo di scena by Stoppard; Il Divorzio by Alfieri, The Seagull by Cechov; Anfitrione by Kleist, Il vero amico by Goldoni, Life by Shakespeare.

Gabriele Laviahas been a protagonist in all of his productions, but he has also performed in other plays. Some of these are:An Enemy of the People by Miller from Ibsen (Sciaccaluga), Don Giovanni by Molière (Sciaccaluga), Ivanov by Cechov (Sciaccaluga), Volpone by Jonson (Squarzina), Measure by Measure by Shakespeare (Squarzina), King Lear by Shakespeare (Strehler), Il bugiardo by Goldoni (De Bosio), Don Carlos by Schiller (Sbragia), The Seagull by Cechov (Costa).

He has been a television director for the following pieces: in 2000 Scenes from a Marriage by Bergman, in 1982 Drums in the Night by Brecht; and also the following film directions: in 1995 La lupa, in 1986 Sensi, in 1984 Scandalous Gilda, in 1983 The Prince of Homburg.

Gabriele Lavia has been the director of the following opera productions: in2001 Luisa Miller(Teatro San Carlo in Naples) by Verdi, in 1993 Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni(Arena di Verona), and I pagliacci by Leoncavallo, in 1988 Maria Stuarda by Donizetti, in 1986 I masnadieri by Verdi, in 1984 I lombardi alla prima Crociata(Teatro alla Scala) by Verdi, in 1983 I pellegrini alla Mecca by Gluck.

Currently he is engaged at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, here he will take care of the direction of Le Nozze di Figaro and in the future of the Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte.