Alessandro Talevi

Director Anna Bolena, Roberto Devereux

Born in Johannesburg, Alessandro Talevi studied music and history of art at the University of the Witwatersrand and piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was the winner of a prestigious European Opera Directing Prize for his concept of Rusalka in 2007. Supported by William and Judith Bollinger. Talevi was Artistic Director of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, for which he directed The Sofa / The Departure, Orlando, La scala di seta and Pelléas et Mélisande. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Taveli’s recent work in opera includes Crispino e la Comare (Valle d’Itria Festival, Puglia), Der Barbier von Bagdad (Landestherater Coburg); The Turn of the Screw (Israeli Opera); Don Giovanni (Opera North); Amadigi di Gaula (Central City Opera; Colorado); The Turn of the Screw (Opera North; Central City Opera); Katya Kabanova (Landestheater Coburg); La traviata (Cape Town Opera); The Barber of Baghdad (Buxton Festival); La Cenerentola (Malmõ Opera); Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and Partenope (Opéra les Azuriales); L’assedio di Calais, The Marriage /La cambiale di matrimonio, L’occasione fa il ladro/La Colombe (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); La Fedeltà Premiala (Royal Academy of Music, London); Djamileh / Le Docteur Miracle (Royal College of Music, London).