Damiano Michieletto studied direction at School of Dramatic Arts “Paolo Grassi” in Milan and graduated in Modern Literature in Venice. His first operatic productions included Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Le Carneval des Animaux and Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.
In 2003, he made his debut at the Wexford Opera Festival with Weinberger’s Svanda Dudák, for which he received the Irish Times / ESB Theatre Awards for the Opera Production of the Year.
Following productions are: Pavesi’s Il Trionfo delle Belle at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Florence and in China, Spontini’s I Finti Filosofi at the Festival Pergolesi Spontini, Falstaff at the English Touring Opera and Marco Tutino’s
La Bella e la Bestia in Modena.
Other Opera works: Carnicer’s Il Dissoluto punito at the Mozart Festival in La Coruña, L’Italiana in Algeri in Vicenza, La Gazza Ladra at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro produced also with Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Nino Rota’s Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze in Genoa, Daugherty’s Jackie O’ at the Lugo Opera Festival, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Corsaro and Luisa Miller at Zurich Opernhaus , Roméo et Juliette and Don Giovanni in Venice, a revival of La Gazza Ladra in Bologna, Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Naples and La Scala di Seta at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Geneva and Madama Butterfly in Turin, L’elisir d’Amore in Valencia, The Greek Passion in Palermo, Così fan tutte in Tokyo.
Current and future plans: Don Giovanni, Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte in Venice, La gazza ladra in Verona, La Bohème at the Salzburg Festival, the Puccini’s Trittico in Vienna and Copenhagen, Un Ballo in maschera at Teatro alla Scala, L’elisir d’Amore in Palermo and Madrid.