Edoardo Sanchi graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan. From 1986 to 1990 he worked as assistant to the designers Margherita Palli, Gabris Ferrari, Michel Lebois, Quirino Conti and Gianni Quaranta, signing his own stage and costume designs from 1981 onwards. His work as a sculptor has been exhibited in Milan. He has collaborated as set designer with directors Luca Ronconi, David Brandon, Stefano Monti, Giorgio Marini, Italo Nunziata, Franco Ripa di Meana, Roberto Paci Dalò, Ruggiero Cappuccio, Francesco Micheli, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Marco Martinelli and Micha Van Hoecke.
Productions he has designed sets for include LA FIAMMA (Wexford Festival Opera directed by Franco Ripa di Meana), NINA, OSSIA LA PAZZA PER AMORE (Teatro alla Scala Milan), IL TABARRO and GIANNI SCHICCHI (Arena di Verona), THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Giorgio Marini), LUCREZIA BORGIA (Teatro Comunale di Bologna with director Marco Martinelli), IL TROVATORE (Verdi Festival, Parma, Opéra Theatre d’Avigon, Liège and St. Etienne with director Francesco Micheli). ATTILA (Teatro Comunale di Firenze with director Franco Ripa di Meana), TANCREDI (Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Comunale Ferrara and Teatro 'R.Valli' Reggio Emilia with Marco Gandini), Pergolesi’s OLIMPIADE (Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna Teatro Municipale Piacenza, Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro 'R.Valli' Reggio Emilia with Italo Nunziata), LA GAZZETTA and IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with director Marco Gandini at Garsington Opera Festival in the UK, MACBETH a co-production between the Ravenna Festival, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Verdi di Trieste, LA MANO a contemporary rock theatre work in Belgium and Ravenna by the acclaimed experimental Teatro delle Albe, and DISSOLUTO PUNITO for Festival Mozart de La Coruna directed by Damiano Michieletto. Recent projects include sets for ASCANIO IN ALBA directed by Franco Ripa di Meana for La Scala, and in 2007 a new production of TANNHÄUSER directed by Guy Montavon for Theater Erfurt in Germany. For the Pfingsfestpiele in Salzburg he designed sets for IL RITORNO DI CON CALANDRINO, director Ruggero Cappuccio, conductor Riccardo Muti. For the REC Festival in Reggio Emilia he designed IL TEMPO SOSPESO DEL VOLO, the world première of a new work by composer Nicola Sani, directed by Franco Ripa di Meana.
In 2008, he designed the set of THE NUTCRACKER (Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky) for the West Australian Ballet at the His Majesty's theatre in Perth. This production has been presented in a new dramatic score, re-written by the designer and the choreographer Iva Cavallari.
In 2009 with the director Franco Ripa di Meana he created sets for TOSCA at Terme di Caracalla in Rome and the trilogy of LA TRAVIATA, RIGOLETTO and IL TROVATORE at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence.
Further, for the Teatro Verdi of Trieste in co-production with Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova and Teatro San Carlo of Naples he designed the set for LA VEDOVA ALLEGRA working with the director Federico Tiezzi.
For the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing in 2010 he created the set design for ELISIR D'AMORE director was Franco Ripa di Meana.
For the 2010/2011 season he designed the set for LA BOHEME at Teatro La Fenice collaborating with Director Francesco Micheli.