Marcelo Buscaino, director

By Walter Attanasi

Born in Brazil, he made his Theatre and Art History studies in Cologne, Paris and London and started his career as assistant director with several revivals at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he worked as Staff Director. As a free-lancing Assistant Director, he collaborated with Michael Haneke, Robert Lepage, Peter Sellars, Leonard Foglia, Claus Guth, David Alden, Pierre Audi, Johan Simons, Christoph Marthaler, Alain Platel and Laurent Pelly among other Directors and worked in some major European Opera Theatres such as Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden London, Opéra National de Paris, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam and in festivals like Glyndebourne and the Salzburg Festival. His preference for mixed art forms led him to direct the world premiere of “After Hours”, an Electro-Opera based in Scorsese’s homonymous film, at Berghain Berlin. He also teaches on workshops for students of lyric singing at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany and at the Albéniz Foundation in Madrid among other institutions. He directed with success the productions of “Cosí Fan Tutte” and “Hänsel und Gretel” for the Festival de Ópera de San Luís Potosí in Mexico. Currently he’s preparing “The Magic Flute” for Schaffhausen in Switzerland and “Dido and Aeneas” again for the Festival de Ópera de San Luís Potosí, both planned for the Summer 2021.