Stefano Poda


Stefano Poda
director, set and costume designer
In 2014, Stefano Poda's new production Tristan und Isolde (conducted by music director Zubin Mehta) opened the 77th edition of the Festival Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 2015, new productions were Faust at the Teatro Regio of Torino (co-production with Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv and Opéra de Lausanne), Andrea Chénier at Korea National Opera, Thaïs at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Otello at the Hungarian State Opera House. His worldwide career numbers about one hundred productions. Among his more recent and best-known works as Opera Director, Set, Costumes, Lighting Designer, and Choreographer include: at the Teatro Regio of Torino, Thaïs by Massenet in 2008 (DVD and Blu-ray RAI/Arthaus Musik), which has been included in the list of twenty landmark opera productions over the past twenty years, compiled by BBC Music Magazine in 2012; at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Falstaff with Ruggero Raimondi for the movie theaters around the world in 2009 (DVD RAI/Dynamic); Il Concilio dei Pianeti of Albinoni (DVD Unitel); La Forza del Destino as season-opening 2011 of the Teatro Regio of Parma (DVD Unitel) and revival at Parma Festival Verdi 2014; The Trittico by Puccini at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in 2011; Leggenda by Alessandro Solbiati at Teatro Regio of Torino; Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor and Nabucco at the Teatro Verdi of Padua and Trieste. In 2012 he presented Maria Stuarda at the Opera Graz (with revival in 2013 in Bilbao), Tosca (Klagenfurt and Wuppertal) and inaugurates the 2012 Athens Festival with Il trovatore at the Acropolis' theatre of Herodes Atticus. In 2013 he inaugurated the St.Gallen Festival with Attila and the opera season of Theater Erfurt with Don Carlo.