«Music is a compelling theatrical gesture which should never be betrayed by the director»

Patrizia di Paolo studied piano at the Conservatorio di Musica di Cagliari and viola at the Conservatorio di Musica di Firenze.
She has performed as first viola and soloist in the European Community Chamber orchestra, the Rai Orchestra in Milan, the Toscanini Orchestra in Parma, Bologna City Theatre and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

In 2005 she oversaw the direction of all the grand operas presented in Venice by “Musica a Palazzo” in Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto. In her innovative and well received productions, each act of the opera is presented in a different room of the Palazzo. The intimacy of the setting allows for a high level of interaction between the singers, the instrumentalists and the audience, offering spectators the experience of living the opera from the inside.

In 2007 her production of La Traviata was presented at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton for the 41st Brighton International Festival (UK). The production was warmly praised by audiences and critics and won the Brighton Argus press award for best production of the Festival.

In 2008 she directed Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Potsdam International Festival (Germany).

Since 2011 she has directed the following productions: Rigoletto at the Teatro di Silandro (2011); Rigoletto at the Teatro di Vipiteno (2011); Così Fan Tutte at the Teatro di Vipiteno (2012); Rigoletto at the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara (2012); La Traviata at the Festival Fontanalirica (2013); Rigoletto at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso (2013).

In summer 2014, during the “Trentino Music Festival” she has directed Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and in summer 2015 Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica by Puccini.

In 2016 she directed La traviata at Trinity House in London.

In 2018 she directed L’Enfant et les Sortilèges di Maurice Ravel during Trentino Music Festival.

Patrizia Di Paolo teach drama courses organized by “Music Academy International (MAI)”.