Sets and costume Designer
Painter and designer of sets and costumes, Sergio Tramonti was born in Piangipane (Ravenna). In 1968, he made his debut, also as an actor, with Carlo Cecchi, in Büchner’s Woyzeck. In the same year, he also appeared as Medea’s brother in the film of the same name by Pier Paolo Pasolini with Maria Callas and as the student Antonio Pace in Elio Petri’s Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto [Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion].
In parallel with this work, he pursued a career as scenographer in numerous productions in theatre and opera, with such directors as Carlo Cecchi, Franco Enriquez, Ugo Gregoretti, Armando Pugliese, Gigi Dall’Aglio, Giampiero Solari and with Mario Martone. For example, in Così fan tutte with Mario Martone at the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara conducted by Claudio Abbado, in Lulu at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo conducted by Stefan Anton Reck and in Don Giovanni conducted by Gabriele Ferro. Others were: in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Jeffrey Tate at the San Carlo in Naples, in Matilde di Shabran and Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and in CurlewRiver with the director Andrea De Rosa at the Teatro Comunale in Trento. Recently, he designed the settings and costumes for Ivan Fedele’s Antigone, which inaugurated the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2007. In 2004, at Covent Garden, he designed the sets for Un Ballo in Maschera conducted by Antonio Pappano.
In the cinema, he worked as both actor as well as scenographer, in L’Odore del sangue [The Smell of Blood], with the director Martone.
In the summer of 2007 at Arena, he will be responsible for the costumes and sets of Aida.