William Orlandi 

Scenes and costumes designer

William Orlandi studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and made his debut for the Trovatore sets and costumes design at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
He has created the sets for Don Carlo and Don Giovanni in Parma, Juditha Triumphans and The Merry Widow in Trieste, Il Castello di Kenilworth by Donizetti, I Quatro Rusteghi by Wolf-Ferrari and Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart in Geneva; Il Trittico by Puccini at the Spoleto Festival, Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Macerata, Tosca and Agrippina by Haendel in Palermo.
At the Piccola Scala he curated Maura, Renard, The Flood, with Peter Ustinov and, together with him, Katia Kabanova in Hamburg and La Bohème at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna under the direction of Lorenzo Mariani.
He also designed scenes and costumes of Roméo et Juliette by Gounod in Palermo, Il Trovatore and Werther by Massenet at the New National Theatre of Tokyo and La Straniera by Bellini in Catania, Norma at the Teatro Regio in Turin, all under the direction of Alberto Fassini.
Since 1987 he has collaborated with Gilbert Deflo and he has created many scenes and costumes for him.
He has worked in the most important Italian, European and international theatres, as La Scala in Milan, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, the Opéra-Bastille in Paris and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
His latest productions are The Turn of the Screw by Britten in Bari, with Lorenzo Mariani as the director and Mefistofele by Boitoat the Savonlinna Festival (Finland), The Bartered Bride at the Opéra in Paris and Il Trovatore by Verdi at the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona and at the Teatro Regio in Parma under the direction of Lorenzo Mariani, Aida by Verdi at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, with Franco Ripa di Meana as the director.
In Verona he has inaugurated the 2004 season at the Teatro Filarmonico, creating scenes and costumes of Le Donne Curiose by Wolf-Ferrari.

At the Arena di Verona he has made his debut in 2000 as the costumes designer of La Traviata, set by Gian-Franco Padovani and displayed again in 2001.
In 2005 he curated scenes and costumes of La Bohème, put on stage again in 2007, and in 2006 he created a new scene design fo Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, making both scenes and costumes.

He comes back in the Arena for the 89th Opera Festival 2011 with his highly regarded La Bohème.

June 2011

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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