Romeo Castellucci, a renowned figure in the world of theater, is not only a director but also an artist responsible for crafting sets, lighting, and costumes. His reputation extends globally due to his unique approach to theater, which emphasizes the integration of various art forms to provide a comprehensive understanding of the work. His theatrical creations challenge the traditional dominance of literature in drama, transforming the stage into a multifaceted art form that conveys rich and profound imagery. This imagery is conveyed through accessible languages such as music, sculpture, painting, and architecture. Castellucci’s productions continue to be in high demand and are regularly featured at prestigious international theaters, festivals, and opera houses in over sixty countries across all continents. He has held significant roles such as being the director of the Theater section at the Venice Biennale, an “Artiste Associé” at the Avignon Festival, and the “Grand Invitée” at the Milano Triennale from 2021 to 2024. Additionally, he has been a guest director at the Schaubühne in Berlin, and the Paris Festival d’Automne showcased an anthology of his work for two consecutive years.
Castellucci has received several accolades, including the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic and an honorary degree from the University of Bologna. He is a member of the Accadémie Royale de Belgique and has earned numerous international awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and two Golden Masks for Opera. In the realm of opera production, Castellucci’s work in the summer of 2022 included Gustav Mahler’s “Resurrection” at the Festival Aix-en-Provence, followed by Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” at the Salzburg Festival. He also directed “De temporum fine comoedia” by Carl Orff, with Teodor Currentzis as the conductor. His latest work “Ma” is a site-specific performance specially designed for the archaeological site of Eleusis, the European Capital for 2023.