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Alessandro Camera

Alessandro Camera came to be active in the field of opera while still completing his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, when he worked with Luciano Damiani. During the early stage of his career, he was involved in the making of productions of Igor Stravinsky´s The Fairy´s Kiss (La Scala, Milan),Verdi's La traviata (The Arena in Verona and the Salzburg Festival), and Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust (Staatstheater Stuttgart). His designs for drama productions included Euripides' Hecuba and The Bacchae, conceived as classical stagings for the open-air Greek theatre at Syracuse, Sicily; as well as various experimental projects, again in partnership with Damiani, for Rome´s Teatro di Documenti. Alessandro Camera´s other notable commitments have included set designs for productions of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage at Rome's Teatro Piccolo Eliseo (directed by Gabriele Lavia), Flaubert's Madame Bovary, with Monica Guerritore, and Schiller's Mary Stuart (both at Rome´s Teatro Eliseo, directed by Giancarlo Sepe). Working with the director Glauco Mauri, he designed sets for productions of E.E. Schmitt's Enigma Variations; Ben Jonson´s Volpone; Goldoni's The Liar; and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. In cinema, he worked with Ezio Frigerio on the film, Le Hussard sur le toît, directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1995). The year 1997 marked the beginning of his intensive collaboration with William Orlandi. At Paris' Opéra Bastille the two worked together on Massenet's Don Quichotte and Prokofiev´s Love for Three Oranges, both directed by Gilbert Deflo. Also in tandem with Orlandi, there followed set designs for Monteverdi's Orfeo and Tchaikovsky´s The Queen of Spades, both for Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu; Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana, Massenet's Thérèse, and Ponchielli's La Gioconda at Zurich's Opernhaus; Rossini's Semiramis for the Rossini Opera Festival at Pesaro, Italy; Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots; Verdi's Luisa Miller (at the Nationale Reisopera in Enschede, and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, respectively); Verdi's Rigoletto (Lausanne Opera); Massenet's Le Roi de Lahore (Teatro La Fenice), directed by Arnaud Bernard; and Verdi's Falstaff at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.

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