I started on stage, as an actor at the Venice Biennale in 1984; I then moved backstage, as assistant director first at Teatro alla Scala, and after at major Italian and European theatres and festivals, collaborating among others with Luca Ronconi and Graham Vick. I stepped beyond the curtain, signing my first direction in 1991 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, and following ones for all major Opera theatres in Italy. In 2006 I returned to La Scala with one of my own productions, and in 2010 I ended up at Beijing NCPA.
I stepped into the background becoming the producer of OPERAOGGI, the first Italian opera touring company, bringing live opera in squares, quarries, theatres, parks, industrial archaeology spaces, all over Italy.
A step to the side turned me into the librettist of Nicola Sani's Falcone, il tempo sospeso del volo, which has already been staged in three different productions, and will be broadcasted by national Tv on may 23rd.
Finally I started teaching, looking at things from a different perspective (Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Italian Opera School in Bologna, IUAV University, Fine Arts Academies of Carrara, Torino, Milano and Roma).
I recently curated The Prague Experiment (Award for Imagination at the 13th Prague Quadrennial), and The Milan Experiment (Brera Accademia Aperta, 3000 visitors in five days) www.imaginometricsociety.com.
In the last years I've focused my research on multimedia performances, and I am currently in charge for an HORIZON 2020 research project section, aiming at creating a digital ecosystem for creative knowledge, in which the Fine Arts Academies of Rome, Dresden, Riga, Budapest, the Marche Polytechnic University and the Department of Architecture, University of Florence are collaborating.
I have a blog dedicated to the ketogenic diet for epilepsy (www.ketogourmet.blog).