IGNACIO GARCIA

Director

Born in Madrid, Ignacio García is an established international stage director in the fields of opera and theatre. Earned a BA in Stage Direction from the Royal Dramatic Art School in Madrid and has being granted the Young Directors Award and Senior Director Award given by the Spanish Stage Directors Association (A.D.E) as well as the First Creative Stage Competition organized by the Teatro Real de Madrid. Associate Director at the Teatro Español in Madrid from 2004 to 2009, Programme Director at Dramafest Festival in Mexico from 2012 to 2016 and Director of the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (Spain).
In the opera world, he has staged: Purcell´s Dido and Aeneas, Rossini´s La scala di seta, Stravinsky´s A soldier´s tale, Hasse´s La contadina, Camilla de Rossi´s Il sacrificio di Abramo, Monteverdi´s Il combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda, Sorozábal´s La eterna canción y Black el payaso, Bach´s Kaffeekantate, Britten´s The little sweep, Luis de Pablo´s Un parque, Jesús Rueda´s Orfeo, Albéniz´s Iberia, Martín y Soler´s Il tutore burlato, Pergolesi´s Adriano in Siria, La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo, Verdi´s Oberto conte di san Bonifacio, La forza del destino, Il trovatore, Otello, Nabucco, Macbeth and Aída, Donizetti´s Emilia di Liverpool, L’elisir d’amore, Rita and Poliuto; Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and La Bohème; Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Mendelssohn’s Die Hochzeit des Camacho, Boccherini´s Clementina, Nin-Culmell´s La Celestina, Alessandro Solbiati´s Il carro e i canti, Ch. Gounod´s Faust, J. Massenet´s Werther, Carlisle Floyd´s Susannah, Vincenzo Bellini’s I Capuletti e I Montecchi and La sonnambula, Gaztambide´s El estreno de una artista and Barbieri´s Gloria y Peluca, Rodriguez de Hita’s Las labradoras de Murcia and the successful productions of Thomas’s Hamlet and Arrieta’s Marina.
His stage work includes Hurtado de Mendoza y Quevedo´s Los empeños del mentir, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz´s Los empeños de una casa, Rodríguez Méndez´s Flor de Otoño, Alonso de Santos´s En el oscuro corazón del bosque, Ernesto Caballero´s En la Roca, Ernesto Anaya´s Las Meninas, Enrique Jardiel Poncela’s Los habitantes de la casa deshabitada, Juan Carlos Rubio’s Arizona, José Bergamin’s La sangre de Antígona, Calderón de la Barca’s Enrique VIII y la cisma de Inglaterra and La hija del aire, Max Aub’s De algún tiempo a esta parte, Miguel de Cervantes’ Kijote Kathakali, José Saramago’s Historia del cerco de Lisboa and Stefan Zweg’s 24 horas de la vida de una mujer.
García has staged productions at accomplished national and international venues such as The Real Theatre, Zarzuela´s National Theatre, Español, Albéniz and María Guerrero theatres in Madrid; Arriaga and Euskalduna in Bilbao; Pergolesi in Jesi; Opera Theatre in Lasusanne; Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Alexandrinsky in Saint Petersburg; Leon´s Auditorium and Scandicci in Florence. He has participated in festivals like the London´s Flamenco Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Liverpool 08 European Cultual Capital, DramaFest and Guanajuato in Mexico, as well as in opera seasons all around Europe and America (Bremen Schauspielhaus, Opera Baltycka in Gdansk, Utrecht, Kursaal in San Sebastián, Verdi´s Theatre in Trieste, Liverpool Philarmonic Hall, Herodes Atticus Theatre in Greece, Poznan Teatr Wielky, México Bellas Artes, Teatro Colón de Bogotá and Gran Teatro Nacional de Lima). He has also created more than thirty theatre sound designs for renowned spanish theatre directors in plays produced by prestigious companies and National Theatre in Spain and Mexico.