Hugo de Ana

Born in Buenos Aires, he is acclaimed for his spectacular sets and special use of lights. His career started as a technical director and executive producer at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. He moved to Santiago, Chile, and started his collaboration with Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. He made his Italian debut staging Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto (Bologna, 1990). He has collaborated with the most prestigious opera houses worldwide such as Deutsche Oper Berlin, RΟΗ (London), Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, and Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv. His productions include La favorita (Chile, Seville), Médée (Turin), Samson et Dalila (Turin, Beijing, Sofia), Aida and Die lustige Witwe (Padova), Tosca, La traviata and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Arena di Verona), Boris Godunov (Santiago, Chile), Simon Boccanegra (Bilbao), Tosca (Tel Aviv), as well as Un ballo in maschera, Il trovatore, Macbeth and Rusalka (Beijing). He has received numerous awards. At the GNO he has directed Tosca (2012 & 2015) and Madama Butterfly (2013 & 2017).