Marco Gandini, 1966, starts as actor in production by Giorgio Marini, Sylvano Bussotti and Giancarlo Cobelli.
In 1990 and 1991 he works as stage manager and director assistant at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, for both winter and summer seasons at Caracalla Baths, and in following years as first assistant of Filippo Crivelli, Lofti Mansouri, Giuliano Montaldo, Mauro Bolognini, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Hugo de Ana, Nuria Espert.
1992 signs the beginning of an uninterrupted collaboration with Franco Zeffirelli for opera and movie.
In recent years he has been assisting Graham Vick for both new productions and revivals.
He has worked in almost every Opera Company in Italy and most regularly at Teatro alla Scala, Opera di Roma, San Carlo di Napoli, Comunale di Bologna, Arena di Verona, Comunale di Firenze, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, as well as in many Opera Houses abroad such as New York Metropolitan Opera, Washington and Los Angeles Opera, New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Teatro Liceu in Barcellona, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro della Maestranza in Seville, San Petersburg Kirov, New National Theatre in Tokyo, and RoH Covent Garden.
In 1997 he makes his debut as director with a new production of Gianni Schicchi by Puccini at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, soon after revived in Palermo and in Verona again.
Other new productions follow: Tabarro by Puccini (Verona), La Lupa by Marco Tutino (Palermo), L’Amico Fritz by Mascagni (Catania and Verona), Gianni Schicchi in another brand new production specially designed for Japan Tour of Teatro Comunale in Bologna and then revived in Italy, Tancredi by Rossini (Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Ferrara), La Zingara by Donizetti e Le Due Contesse by Paisiello at Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Gazzetta by Rossini at Garsington Opera Festival in England, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and La Vida Breve by De Falla in Livorno, for the opening of the newly restored Teatro Goldoni at presence of Italian President of Republic, La Traviata by Verdi (Brescia, Bergamo, Cremona, Pavia, Sassari e Genova), La Finta Semplice by Mozart at Teatro Malibran (Venezia), L’italiana in Algeri by Rossini (Treviso), Il Flauto Magico by Mozart at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, I Giuochi d’Agrigento by Paisiello at Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Pagliacci (Sassari), Così Fan Tutte by Mozart (coproduction between Fondazione Toscanini and Israeli Opera).
On next Autumn-Winter he will direct new production of Orphèe Aux Enfer by Offenbach in Cagliari, and Pia de’ Tolomei by Donizetti for the opening of a new Opera House in Tokyo.
Next New production: Don Bucefalo in Martina Franca, Un Ballo In Maschera in Firenze (2008), L’Elisir D’amore Tokyo 2009, Cosi Fan tutte Palermo (2009) Les Dialogues de Carmèlites Tokyo (2009), Il Mondo alla Rovescia by Salieri , Teatro Filarmonico in Verona (2009).
Updated in May 2009