SFOpera - Jacopo Spirei

Jacopo Spirei

(Florence, Italy)

2016–17 Season: Director of Don Giovanni

Making his San Francisco Opera debut, Jacopo Spirei is winner of the audience prize at the Salzburg Landestheater for best production of the season (2012–13). His engagements as director include Falstaff (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe); Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Pilger von Mekka, and Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain (Salzburg Landestheater); Cambiale di Matrimonio (Theater an der Wien); The Bear, Maderna's Satyricon and Matrimonio Segreto (Danish Royal Opera); La Cenerentola (Festival Internacional de Música; Cartagena, Colombia), Pagliacci (Wexford Festival Opera); a double bill of Bastiano e Bastiana and Paisiello’s La Serva Padrona (Lugo Opera Festival, Teatro Comunale di Bologna); Così fan tutte (Ente concerti Marialisa de Carolis, Sassari).

Jacopo has worked with the renowned Graham Vick as associate and revival director all over the world including at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Birmingham Opera Company (including the world premiere of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht), Houston Grand Opera, Bregenz Festival, New National Theater Tokyo, and Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon (Wagner's Ring).