The distinguished Italian designer has created productions for major opera and theater companies worldwide. His operatic work runs the gamut of Italian repertoire, from Monteverdi (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, La Scala) and Cimarosa (Il marito disperato, Schwetzingen Festival) to Rossini (The Barber of Seville, Florence), Donizetti (Don Pasquale, Munich; La favorite, Buenos Aires), Verdi (Ernani, Catania; Rigoletto, Genoa), and Puccini (La rondine, Chicago). Beyond his native repertoire, he has also designed such varied works as Massenet’s Chérubin (Santa Fe), Janáček’s Jenůfa (Trieste), Strauss’s Die schweigsame Frau (Palermo), Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (Chicago), and Bruno Maderna’s Satyricon (La Scala). Other theaters that have presented his productions include the major opera companies of Madrid, Stockholm, Sydney, Berlin, Vienna, and Lausanne. He has also earned acclaim as a director, including Dido and Aeneas (Genoa), L’elisir d’amore (Chicago, Houston), I Capuleti e i Montecchi (San Francisco, Chicago), and many productions for Italy’s Operaestate Festival Veneto Bassano. From 2001 to 2007 he directed and designed Simon Boccanegra, L’elisir d’amore, Turandot, Macbeth, and La bohème for the Korean National Opera in Seoul.