Antonio Russo 

Antonio Russo completed his studies in Rome and he graduated at the National Academy of Dance. Reported as a young promise at the Festival of Osimo by the jury composed by the most famous critics of the dance, he joined the Ballet of the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome under the direction of Elizabeth Terabust.

In 1990 he joined as a soloist the Ballet de Euskadi in Spain, playing a variety of roles in the company's repertory, including Paquita, Il Corsaro, Il Talismano, Majisimo. In 1993 he became a soloist at the dance theater company in Torino directed by Loredana Furno, and then roles of lead dancer: Albrecht in Giselle, Franz in Coppelia, Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty, the Prince in The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides; he also danced choreography of Fascilla, Limón, Veggetti, Biagi, Petrillo, Cacciuleanu, Lifar, Bohbot. With the company he participates in a tour in Mexico, Cuba, Taiwan, China, Turkey, Greece and Egypt, where he plays the role of Marco Antonio in Cleopatra at the Opera House in Cairo, choreography by Milorad Miskovitch, receiving enthusiastic acclaim of critical.

In 1997 he worked in the production of the Teatro Regio in Torino Il Fantasma di Canterville, choreography by Fabrizio Monteverde and dance lessons by Tiziana Tosco. Then he takes part to the performances of the Balletto del Sud directed by Fredy Franzutti, such as Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake in the role of Siegfried with Diliana Nikiforova, lead dancer of the Sofia Opera Theater.

In 1999 he collaborated with the Milan Ballet in productions Tango, A rose for Jorge Donn and Bolero, choreography and direction of Denys Ganio, participating as a soloist with many international tours including one in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 2000 he takes part of the Ballet of the Arena di Verona, directed by Maria Grazia Garofoli and in 2005 he became a lead dancer. In October 2007, he was guest of the Balletto del Sud to play the role of the Prince in The Nutcracker with choreography by Franzutti.

The most important are interpretations: Jardin aux lilas choreographed by Antony Tudor, John in Zorba the greek choreography of Lorca Massine, Basilio in Don Quixote next to Olga Esina and Jurgita Dronina and Albrecht in Giselle next to Petra Conti and choreographed by Maria Grazia Garofoli; Tebaldo in Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Amedeo Amodio and Stelle di oggi, stelle di domani, Coppelia, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Sleeping Beauty, Gala d’Autunno, The Swan Lake, Alma Latina, La Vedova Allegra, Viaggio in Italia, Il Sogno Veneto by Shakespeare, Cinderella, Omaggio a Rota, Blue Moon; l’Opera da tre soldi and Il Mandarino meraviglioso choreography by Mario Piazza; Omaggio a Stravinsky, choreography by Renato Zanella , Omaggio a Roland Petit by Denys Ganio.

In May 2013, at the Teatro Filarmonico he is lead dancer in the show Cercando Verdi by Renato Zanella, part of the Season 2012-2013 Ballet, revived in August at the Teatro Romano in Verona.


august 2013

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSonntag 8 März
um 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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