Luca De Fusco 

Luca de Fusco was born in Naples in 1957 and he received his degree in Discipline dello Spettacolo (Discipline of the performance) at D.A.M.S. in Bologna in 1981. He began his career as a director in Experimental Theatre (centro dell'aleph da Borges, Carnival of the Theatre of the Biennale Venice, Teatro del Mondo, 1980), working right from the beginning also for Radiotre and the lyrical theatre (Turandot by Busoni, Festival della Valle d'Itria, 1982).

In 1985 Mr. De Fusco founded the Festival delle Ville Vesuviane-progetto '700, which he directed until 1992.

He continued his career in drama and staged numerous performances with permanent theatres like in Trieste, Bolzano and L'Aquila, directing important actors like Mario Scaccia, Gianrico Tedeschi, Lina Sastri, Aldo Giuffrè, Regina Bianchi, Mariano Rigillo, Lino Capolicchio, Paola Pitagora and Leopoldo Mastelloni.

He dedicated himself particularly to theatre of the 1600s and 1700s staging Molière and Marivaux. His performances were presented in the most important Italian theatres and festivals (Argentina, Valle and Nazionale in Rome, Carignano in Turin, Pergola in Florence, Nuovo and Nazionale in Milan, Duse in Bologna, Olimpico in Vicenza, AstiTeatro, La Versiliana).

In 1997 Mr. De Fusco carried out the almost complete interpretation of the Memoirs of Casanova over 120 programmes.

In 1981 he directed Lucrezia Borgia by Donizetti with Daniela Dessì and Vincenzo La Scola for the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. Recent commitments for new productions of operas by Donizetti were: Il Furioso all'isola di Santo Domingo for the Bergamo Festival, for the celebrations of the bicentenary of the death of the composer, with Renato Bruson and Luciana Serra and Lucia di Lammermoor for Verona at the Teatro Filarmonico with Valeria Esposito, Pietro Ballo and Stefano Antonucci.

In 1999 he staged I Due Foscari at the Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, with Renato Bruson as the main singer, an opera which was staged again in Lecce in February 2000. In January 2000 he staged Suor Angelica by Puccini at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni.

In the summer of 1998 he founded the Small European Festival at Anacapri where in 1999 he presented two performances which were dedicated to Stendhal: Le Cronache italiane and La Certosa di Parma. Mr. De Fusco has been Director of the Teatro Stabile of Veneto since January 2000.

April 2002

On Stage
Valzer & Co.Friday 19 December
at 20:30
in Teatro Ristori
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