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Valentina Carrasco (Argentina/Spain)
Stage director

BIOGRAPHY

Was born in Buenos Aires, where she studied music, dance and literature and began her career in film and video that would take her to work in Paris. She has collaborated with La Fura dels Baus since 2000. Among collaborative projects in drama such as XXX, a play inspired by de Sade’s Philosophie dans le boudoir, which toured internationally for three years in Europe.

Among opera works such as DQ, Don Quixote in Barcelona (2000, Teatro del Liceo, Barcelona), Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Ruhr Triennale in 2004, Teatro Real in Madrid and Opéra de Paris in 2005), Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartók and Diary of a Vanished by Janácek (2007, Opéra de Paris, Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Kobe and Tokyo Bunkamura), Rheingold and Walküre by Wagner (2007, for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, with the musical direction of Zubin Mehta), Michaels Reise um die Erde by Stockhausen (2008, with Carlus Padrissa; the Vienna Theatre Festival and the Venice Biennale), Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Weil (2010, a co-production of Teatro Real in Madrid, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Megaron of Athens), Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (2011, Lyon Opera House), Quartett, by Luca Francesconi, based on the play by Heiner Müller, with a stage concept by Alex Ollé (2011, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, and Lille) and others.

Experience Carrasco choreographer is reflected in the opera La Strada, by Belgian composer Luc van Hove, based on Fellini’s film, presented in the Flemish Royal Opera in Antwerp and Ghent. Director’s interpretation of Carrasco won many prizes and awards. For example, the world premiere of Aufden Marmorklippen by Giorgio Battistelli, based on the novel by Ernst Jünger in Mannheim National Theatre, won the Critics Award of German Opera for the Best Production of 2002. Co-directed work with Alex Ollé Le Grand Macabre by Ligeti, as such famous Wagner’s Ring Cycle for Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, was a great success for Europe critics and was released on DVD.

In plans: La bella dormente nel Bosco by Respighi (Opera National du Rhin, December 2014) and OEdipe by Enescu (Royal Opera House, May 2016).

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