NEWS FRANCESCO MERLO INTERVIEWS GIORGIO FERRARA

The series "Il Caffè del Venerdì di Repubblica" continues with an interview by journalist Francesco Merlo to Giorgio Ferrara.
14/07/2017
FRANCESCO MERLO
INTERVIEWS
GIORGIO FERRARA
Giorgio Ferrara has led the revival of the Festival of Spoleto as its director for the last ten years. The story of these years in an interview with journalist Francesco Merlo, inserted within the series of Il Caffè del Venerdì di Repubblica, today at the Sala Pegasus. 

GIORGIO FERRARA | He was born in Rome. He attended a degree course in Letters and Philosophy at the La Sapienza University and an acting course at the "Silvio d´Amico" National Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was assistant director to Luca Ronconi and Luchino Visconti, with whom he collaborated intensely. For the RAI TV he directed the film L’uomo che ho ucciso from the novel 1912+1 by Leonardo Sciascia, screenplay by Domenico Rafele and Pierre Dumayet and the series Avvocati by Giancarlo de Cataldo. For the movies he directed: Un cuore semplice, screenplay by Cesare Zavattini from the story by Gustave Flaubert, which was awarded with a David of Donatello, the Rizzoli Prize, the Saint Vincent Prix and the Nastro d’argento; Caccia alla Vedova, screenplay by Enrico Medioli from the Vedova scaltra by Goldoni; Tosca e altre due from the eponymous play by Franca Valeri, screenplay by Enrico Medioli. For the Rome Opera House he staged Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. For the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto he has staged: Gogo no eiko by Hanz Werner Henze; Amelia Goes to the Ball by Gian Carlo Menotti; The Turn of the Screw by Benjanim Britten; The Piano Upstairs by John Weidman, Così fan tutte and  Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As an actor he participated in: Shakespeare´s Measure for Measure and Richard III, directed by Luca Ronconi; Nina by André Roussin, directed by Bernard Murat; Alcool written and directed by Adriana Asti; La Maria Brasca by Testori, directed by Andrée Ruth Shammah; L’inserzione by Natalia Ginzburg, directed by Giorgio Ferrara; The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Tullio Pericoli; The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, directed by Luca Ronconi. He was Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris and Chairman of the Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers à Paris. From 2008 to 2012 he was President and Artistic Director of the Festival of Two Worlds Foundation in Spoleto, and today covers the role of Artistic Director.