prof. dr. Paolo Bosisio, L.H.D.

Opera Director – Full Professor of History of Theatre in the University of Milan

SUMMARY

 

 Honorary Doctorate in Arts conferred by Universitatea “Dunarea de Jos”, Galati – Romania

 

18 years as Artistic Director in Theatres and Festivals

 

8  years as Television Director and Writer

 

9  years as Special Events Creator and Director

 

25 years as Opera Director

 

31 years as University Professor of Theatre’s History

 

23 scientific books – 1 D’annunzio Award for Criticism

 

100 essays and papers published in scientific periodicals

STAGE DIRECTION 

1968-1971

After some non professional experiences in the theatre’s field, Paolo Bosisio met in 1968 the well-known director Fantasio Piccoli, becoming his assistant.

Thanks to Piccoli, he got to know Luchino Visconti, one of the most important italian moovie and opera directors in the world and he was employed as assistant to him.

Later he had the chance to work in several different positions with Giorgio Strehler, the most important Italian director of the XXth Century, in Dramatic and Opera Theatre

1972-1980

The following year he went into Italian television as assistant director to Mario Fattori and Edo Cacciari: for eight years he worked as a television director and television writer.

In 1974 he received the Perla MIFED award for the television series, Concerto a mio modo produced by TSI – Swiss Italian television (as screenwriter and director) .

1986-1995

From 1986 he has conceived and directed numerous events of great spectacular value (conventions, launches, exhibitions, fashion shows, celebrations) for many international firms.

Among these it is worthwhile recalling his stunning recreation of the ancient Olympic Games which opened in the Selinunte archeological site in Sicily. The audience numbered around 14.000 spectators and the event was televised by 63 different television channels worldwide.

1995-today

In the Ninties he focuses his activity of Director exclusively on Opera and Musical Theatre.

He is hired as a Stage Director by many theaters and festivals in Italy and abroad.

Listed here the titles of some of the operas he directed, often in several different editions:

  • Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni,

  • Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo,

  • Otello by Giuseppe Verdi

  • L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti

  • Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

  • Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (in two different versions and theatres)

  • Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

  • Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (in several and different versions and theatres)

  • Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (in three different versions and theatres)

  • Don Giovanni by W.A.Mozart

  • Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

  • Carmen by Georges Bizet

  • Attila by Giuseppe Verdi

  • Buchenwald-Tosca by Mauro Pagano on the score by Giacomo Puccini

  • Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

  • Le pecheurs de perles by Georges Bizet 

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  • The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar (in two different versions and theatres)

  • Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi

 

  • Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini (in two different versions and theatres)

 

  • Re Cervo by Angelo Inglese – Libretto di Paolo Bosisio

 

 

 

 

ACTING

He appeared as the main character of the Docu-Reality Il collegio, produced and broadcast by the Italian National Television Network, RAIDUE (January 2017, 4 episodes).

 

SOME RECENT VIDEOS

 

Rigoletto – 2013 – Seoul Art Center – Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVHO5yM1nAE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7FiwL3uL7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-UmVbdz1SM

Don Giovanni – 2013 – Abai Academic Theater – Almaty – Kazakhstan

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAvbf7pW8bk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmtHov695-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UTbolu8nJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wr2e2zVzKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZ8q7r2TDE

Don Pasquale – Teatr Muzical Nae Leonard – Galati – Romania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wspyRicrtW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjqbXrBsEHM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ma_t14qMCM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIYlkHhyDw0

Les pecheurs de perles – Abai Academic Theater – Almaty – Kazakhstan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOAC1uS1NCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7B9zF5ejCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGcK4rslsB4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NScMHI6xuj4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df2rSUcvmxo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16hcc9z6qBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkHQAD1qCA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg6YIh7duqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oreUH5_GsPY

Il trovatore – Teatr Muzical Nae Leonard – Galati – Romania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhTKZ6SIUM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-bE4qhPUSQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwhAPL3K7is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eex-_xVFqm0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKHhyO-qRhU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHftRu-9Eik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-2oyDYGV1Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb-w0L15FA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6uMuz50xXk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7MzZwvi_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwlJI4nTcB0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co-F5R5L3X8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU61I_GjB9U

Re Cervo – Teatr Muzical Nae Leonard – Galati – Romania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z1YCA2zESs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z1YCA2zESs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0QwNOs4HEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LpVu-WKj18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXPDq8vx6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRXxRGgE2BY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa2NRxpmgRw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYqlFceXkkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmPzR4-At58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxed3Sw1JwQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-39pmuGHeQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYq9IXnCXzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRu4ZssAvSQ

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ARTISTIC DIRECTION OF THEATRES AND FESTIVALS

 

1999-2002

Between 1999 and 2002 he was appointed artistic director at the Teatro del Vittoriale degli Italiani, a 1.600 sits open air theatre situated in the park of an historical monument on the Garda Lake (Italy).

2002-2004

He is artistic director of Metropoli Ballet Festival in Milan, of Farnese Opera Festival in Piacenza and of Sforzesco Ballet Festival in Vigevano (Italy).

2003-2005

He is also artistic director of the Arlecchino Award promoted by the Mantua Foundation, European Capital of Performing Arts.

2008-2015

He is Artistic Director of the historical Giacosa Theatre in Ivrea, Villani Theatre in Biella and of a network of theatres in the Piemonte area.He is also Artistic Director of the Opera and ballet festival Palcoscenico sotto le stelle in the Piemonte area (Italy)

2015-today

He is Artistic Director and Honorary President of the International festival of Opera and Music “Nae Leonard” – Galati (Romania)

 

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ACADEMIC  CAREER

1980-2012

At the same time he was working at University, where since 1987 he held the Chair of History of Theatre and Performing Arts in the Arts Faculty at Milan State University.

He was also Director of the Theatre and Performing Arts Department in the same University.

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As Professeur Associé he taught at the Sorbonne III in Paris and at Milan’s Catholic University he ran a course on Production and Artistic Direction of the Performing Arts.

He taught History of Theatre at the Piccolo Teatro School (part of Milan’s Piccolo Teatro), initially directed by Giorgio Strehler and then by Luca Ronconi.

In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Arts by Universitatea “Dunarea de Jos” – Galati – Romania.

 

MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

He has published extensively in the field of Theatre History and Drama Studies, with a specific focus on the Eighteenth and Twentieth centuries

He published the following books:

1. Popolarità e classicità nel teatro comico del Cinquecento, Milano, Principato, 1975.

2. Carlo Gozzi e Goldoni – Una polemica letteraria con versi inediti e rari, Firenze, Olschki,1979.

3.  Carlo Gozzi, Fiabe teatrali, Testo, introduzione e commento a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Roma, Bulzoni, 1984.

4.  La parola e la scena. Studi sul teatro italiano tra ‘700 e ‘900, Roma, Bulzoni, 1987.

5.  Samuel T. Coleridge, La caduta di Robespierre, traduzione, introduzione e commento a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Torino, Einaudi, 1989.

6.  AA.VV., Lo spettacolo nella rivoluzione francese, a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Roma, Bulzoni, 1989.

7.  Alessandro Manzoni, Il Conte di Carmagnola, a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Torino, Einaudi, 1990.

8.   Tra ribellione e utopia. L’esperienza teatrale nell’Italia delle repubbliche napoleoniche, Roma, Bulzoni, 1990.

9.  ll teatro di Goldoni sulle scene italiane del Novecento, Milano, Electa, 1993.

10. Carlo Goldoni, Memorie, testo critico, traduzione, introduzione e commento a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Milano, Mondadori, 1993.

11.  Teatro dell’Occidente. Elementi di storia della drammaturgia e dello spettacolo teatrale, Milano, LED, 1996 (II edizione rinnovata e ampliata in due volumi, 2006). Tradotto e pubblicato in lingua greca.

12. Patrice Pavis, Dizionario di teatro, edizione italiana a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Bologna, Zanichelli, 1998.

13. Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Tutto il teatro, testo, introduzione e commento a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Milano, Mondadori, 1999.

14. ‘Ho pensato a voi scrivendo Gigliola’. Teresa Franchini: un’attrice per d’Annunzio, Roma, Bulzoni, 2000 (Premio D’Annunzio per la saggistica 2000).

15.  AA.VV., Il teatro di regia alle soglie del terzo millennio, a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Roma, Bulzoni, 2001.

16.  AA.VV., Storia della regia teatrale in Italia, a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Milano, Mondadori, 2003.

17.  1979-2003: Milano in scena per i 25 anni di ‘Invito a teatro’, a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Milano, Bulzoni, 2004.

18.  Carlo Gozzi, Memorie inutili, edizione critica a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Milano, LED, 2006, 2 voll.

19.  Tra Goldoni e Strehler: Arlecchino e la commedia dell’arte, a cura di Paolo Bosisio, Roma, Bulzoni, 2007.

20.  Giorgio Strehler, Autobiografia per immagini, a cura di Paolo Bosisio e Giovanni Soresi, Pisa, Titivillus, 2010.

21.  Paolo Bosisio, Alberto Bentoglio, Mariagabriella Cambiaghi, Il teatro drammatico nella Milano dell’Ottocento, Roma, Bulzoni, 2011.

22.  Carlo Gozzi, Re Cervo, edizione critica e commentata a cura di Paolo Bosisio e Valentina Garavaglia, Edizione Nazionale delle opere di Carlo Gozzi, Venezia, Marsilio, 2013

23. Tra filologia e storia del teatro. Pagine sparse, Roma, Bulzoni, 2017, 2 voll.

He has also published more than 100 critical essays and papers on some of the most important scientific Italian and foreign magazines.

 

 

SCIENTIFIC CONGRESSES AND LECTURES

 

He joined as lecturer, chairman and scientific director a huge number of scientific congresses in Italy and abroad.

He held lectures in many of the many of the most prestigious universities in the world as:

-      Université Paris Sorbonne, Lyon, Avignon – France

-      Harvard, New York, UCLA, Berkeley, San Francisco State University and Providence – USA

-      Toronto – Canada

-      Dublin – Ireland

-      Glasgow – United Kingdom

-      Astana – Kazakhstan

-      Innsbruck – Austria

-      Warshaw, Cracov, Lodz – Poland

-      Stockolm – Sweden

-      Sydney – Australia

-      Bejin, Tongji and Fudan Universities Shangay – China

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MASTER CLASSES

He held in several countries Master Classes aimed at opera singers and directors.

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CONTATTI

 paolobosisio1@gmail.com

mob: +39 320 6219778