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De Angelis

Luigi De Angelis was born in Bruxelles in 1974. He is director, set and lighting designer, and musician.

As a child he moved to Italy together with his family and in 1992 he found the company Fanny & Alexander.

His work and projects are always influenced by the interrelation between music, sound space and scenic space, arising from visual arts and contemporary music repertoire.

His work has been represented in Italy and in international festivals including: Biennale Teatro di Venezia, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Volterra Teatro, Drodesera, Napoli Teatro Festival, Ravenna Festival, Festival delle Colline Torinesi, KunstenFestivaldesArts (Bruxelles, Belgium), Bitef (Beograd, Serbia), Eurokaz e Music Zagreb Biennal (Zagabria, Croatia), Mess Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia), Mostra Sesc Des Artes (San Paulo, Brazil), Norderzone (Groningen, Netherlands), Kampnagel (Hamburg, Germany), Sophiensaele (Berlin, Germany), Flying Circus Project (Singapore), Aylul Festival (Beirut, Lebanon), Festival di Tampere (Finland), Perfect Performance (Stochkolm, Sweden). 


His productions received several international recognitions: Bitef International Festival of Beograd Special Prize of the Jury, Music Theatre Now 2013 (Jonkonping, Sweden), 2 times UBU Theatre Prize in Italy.


Between 2011 and 2013 together with the Italian-Argentinian artist Sergio Policicchio he composed the Soundscape Symphony of the city of Ravenna which was published in the cd collection by Tempo Reale, the Foundation of Luciano Berio in Firenze. This concert-installation has been presented in many cities in Italy (Milan, Rome, Salerno, Ravenna) and was chosen by the municipality of Ravenna as the project to be presented to the Artistic European Commission during the final competition for the European Cultural Capital 2019.


In may 2015 he directed and designed (set and lighting) Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Italy, conducted by Michele Mariotti.


In August 2015 he was invited by Muziektheater Transparant to direct JOP2015 at De Singel, Antwerpen, a campus for young musicians and singers. The final work of the workshop was presented to the audience at the Theaterstudio of De Singel.


In October 2015 he created the concept and lighting design together with Sergio Policicchio for a concert/performance combining 8 electronic compositions by the Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi and collaborating with Spectra Ensemble from Gent and the sound designers of  Tempo Reale from Italy. This production in 2017 will be invited to Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Sesc in Sao Paulo Brasil and the Festival of Glasgow in Scottland.


In 2017 he has been invited to direct a performance inspired on Diaghilev in collaboration with Kaleidoskope Ensemble in Berlin: this production was commissioned by Klara Festival and was presented in Bruges (Concertgebauw), Bruxelles (Bozar), Antwerp (DeSingel), and Berlin.

In the same year he directed the new production of Orfeo viajero, music by Claudio Monteverdi, this was presented at DeSingel "Translab", organised by Muziektheater Transparant (conductor Hernan Schvartzman and the soloists of Muziektheater Jongerenopera). The following year he has been re-invited to direct Les Indes Galantes.

For Festival Monteverdi 2019 in Cremona (Teatro Ponchielli) he revived the production of Orfeo nel metro in collaboration with the Civica Scuola di Milano Claudio Abbado.

In 2021 he directed and designed L'isola disabitata, a coproduction between Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna and Opera de Dijon.

2022 starts at Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona where he directed and designed ll ritorno di Ulisse in patria and in November of the same year he directed and designed Lohengrin at Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

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