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 Ilaria Lanzino works as stage director, professor and librettist in several institutions, theatres and opera houses in Europa. Ilaria Lanzino was born in Pisa, Italy. After completing her studies in opera singing with excellent grades, she studied German Literature  at the University of "Ca 'Foscari" in Venice and graduated with 1.0 cum laude.

Moreover she got specialised in the field of “Physical Theatre” in different institutions in Europe (Jacques Lecoq Ecole Paris, NIPAI Berlin, London Mime Festival, Cockpit London). ​ 


She gained her first theatre experiences as singer, stage director assistant and apprentice at Theater an der Wien,  Deutschen Oper Berlin, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Theater Dortmund and Aalto Theater in Essen. She worked with directors like Christof Loy, Benedikt von Peter, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Elisabeth Stöppler, David Bösch, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Axel Köhler and Michael Thalheimer.   


In January 2020 Lanzino won the First Prize of the renowned „European Opera Directing Prize".  Since then she has been working in the most important Opera Houses in Germany and Europe: MusikTheater an der Wien (Caccini „La Liberazione di Ruggiero“, Gasparini “Hamlet”), Staatstheater Nürnberg (Telemann „Pimpinone”, Bartók „Herzog Blaubarts Burg”, Donizetti „L’elisir d’amore”,  Walpurgis „Talestri“, Donizetti „Lucia di Lammermoor“), Oper Leipzig ( Musgrave „Mary, Queen of Scots“), Oper Graz (Rossini „La Cenerentola“), Aalto MusikTheater Essen (Loewe „My Fair Lady“), Deutschen Oper am Rhein (Verdi “Nabucco”, Ullmann „Der Kaiser von Atlantis”, Syrse „Der Kiosk”, Ronchetti „Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer“ ), Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Moniuszko „Straszny Dwór“), Theater Magdeburg (Beethoven „Fidelio“) Landestheater Coburg (Verdi „Falstaff”), Opernhaus Poznan (Moniuszko „Straszny Dwór”, „Jawnuta“), Theater Dortmund ( Mozart “Don Giovanni”,Tidrows „Kirsas Musik“).​​ Moreover she has been invited to many panels during the “Opera Europa Conferences” like “Streaming, the future of opera?” (November 2020), “The next generation of opera leaders” and “The life of the artist” (November 2021) and the World Opera Forum in Los Angeles.

Ilaria Lanzino teaches Drama at the University of Music in Würzburg.


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