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Luigi Scoglio was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1973. He pursued his education in Italy, first in the goldsmithing department of the Istituto Statale d'Arte Ernesto Basile in the Sicilian city of Messina, and later studied set design at the the Accademia di Belle Arte di Urbino. He currently works as a set designer for the stage, film and advertising, both in Italy and abroad. Since 1999, he has collaborated as a set designer with opera and theatre companies, theatre directors (including Luca Ronconi, Michał Znaniecki, Mario Corradi, Rosetta Cucchi, Italo Nunziata, Fabrizio Crisafulli, Anne Riitte Ciccone, Denis Krief, Patricia Panton, Giorgio Rossi, Paolo De Falco and Natalia Babińska), and other artists, both Italian and international, in the genres of opera, spoken-word drama, experimental theatre, dance theatre and musical theatre. He has developed a fruitful artistic partnership with director Michał Znaniecki, joining him for his most important opera and drama productions both across Europe and around the world. He has also been involved in video and photography installations and in creating the visual design for art exhibitions and shows and events related to a specific set design. In 2010, his work on the musical The Producers earned him a nomination for Poland's award for “best production designer” (Teatr Rozrywki – Chorzów). In 2011, he and his entire creative crew shared a prestigious Spanish top prize for best opera production for Onegin (in a co-production with Opera Krakowska). His past project include The Producers, Ernani, The Fairy Queen, Onegin, Candide, King Roger, Our House, The Love for Three Oranges, Billy Elliot – The Musical, La traviata (Poland), Ernani, Onegin (Spain), Candide, Onegin, Il trovatore (Italy), Ernani, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, Carmina Burana, Il trovatore (Israel), Onegin, Hagith, The Fairy Queen, The Tempest (Argentina). At the Hungarian State Opera, he designed the sets for Faust and The Spinning Room.
Luigi Scoglio