José Darío Innella Stage Director

José Darío Innella
Argentino-Italian Stage Director José Darío Innella is a former Jette Parker Young Artist, at the Royal Opera House, London. Born in Mendoza, Argentina, he graduated as a Stage Director from the Teatro Colón School of Opera. He also studied Set Design at the Set Design College of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and movie and TV- integral production at CineCIC (Cinematographic Investigation Centre) in Buenos Aires. He has attended acting, design, voice, dance, piano, and stage fighting classes in Mendoza, Buenos Aires, London and New York.

Argentino-Italian Stage Director José Darío Innella is a former Jette Parker Young Artist, at the Royal Opera House, London. Born in Mendoza, Argentina, he graduated as a Stage Director from the Teatro Colón School of Opera. He also studied Set Design at the Set Design College of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and movie and TV- integral production at CineCIC (Cinematographic Investigation Centre) in Buenos Aires. He has attended acting, design, voice, dance, piano, and stage fighting classes in Mendoza, Buenos Aires, London and New York.

Acted in several theatrical shows: Yerma (Lorca), De Pies y Manos (Cossa), De Actores y Otras Alimañas, o sía siempre y cuando la Tere se quede a dormir, and others. Also acted in operas: The Medium Tobi (Menotti), La Serva Padrona Vespone (Pergolesi) and Hin und Züruck Tante Emma (Hindemith) among other operas. He performed in several theatres in Argentina, among them the Experimental Center of the Teatro Colón, Teatro Cervantes and Teatro Margarita Xirgu.  

He has acted as Production Designer and Art Director on many short films, among others: El viaje, by Camilo Gutierrez, Hell's Kitchen, by Lucas Santa Ana and El Limón Verde, by Fernando Daneri with which he participated on many festivals, like the 16to. Marato de Cinema Fantastic de Terror in Barcelona and in Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2004. He directed also several theatre productions, most recently Oceanía by Francisco Ortiz, currently still on performances in Buenos Aires City. 

At the Royal Opera House, was Assistant Stage Director for Don Carlo (Verdi, directed by Nicholas Hytner), Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss, directed by John Schlesinger, revival director: Andrew Sinclair), The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky, directed by Robert Lapage, revival director: Sybille Wilson), Powder Her Face (Adés, directed by Carlos Wagner), Tamerlano (Handel, directed by Graham Vick) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart, directed by David McVicar), and at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie was Assistant Director for Aída (Verdi, directed by Stathis Livathinos). In early career in Buenos Aires, was Assistant Stage Director in Rigoletto (Verdi) and Alice in Wonderland (Lambertini) and the Minute Operas (Milhaud) at the Experimental Center of the Teatro Colón.

In 2009, directed The Truth About Love, a little less than fate, a fully staged dramatic show based on three song cycles by Britten, Schumann and Ebel at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre.

In 2010 he directed the Summer Performance featuring excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier, Capriccio, Die Schweigsame Frau, Intermezzo (R. Strauss), Der Zigeunerbaron, Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss II), La Belle Hélène (Offenbach) and Naughty Marietta (Herbert) in the Royal Opera House’s Main Auditorium.

Since his Stage Director debut with Cosí fan Tutte (Mozart), conducted by Dante Ranieri -where he also designed the costumes- he has directed several operas, operettas and zarzuelas, including La Traviata, Aída (Verdi), L’Italiana in Algeri, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Cosí Fan Tutte (Mozart), L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale (Donizetti), La Voix Humaine (Poulenc), Carmen (Bizet) Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), La Bohème, Madama Butterfly (Puccini), Die Lustige Witwe (Lehàr), Die Fledermaus (J.Strauss), Il Maestro di Musica (Pergolesi), Il Maestro di Cappella, Il Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa), Master Peter’s Puppet Show (de Falla), Marina (Arrieta), La Leyenda del Beso, La Del Soto del Parral (Soutullo and Vert), Luisa Fernanda (Moreno Torroba), El Barberillo de Lavapiés (Barbieri), El dúo de La Africana (Caballero), La Rosa del Azafrán (Guerrero), El Asombro de Damasco (Luna), and Doña Francisquita (Vives) in Buenos Aires and other Argentinian cities, including the Teatro Colón Chamber Opera, Teatro Colón’s Experimental Center and Teatro Avenida. Abroad, he directed at the Teatro Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Teatro Romea, Murcia, Teatro Melico Salazar, San José de Costa Rica and Medellín Metropolitan Theatre. 

Demo Reel

Author Title Location ~ Event
Adés Powder her Face Royal Opera House - London (revival)
Barber, Samuel Vanessa REPERTORY
Barbieri, Mario El Barberillo de Lavapiés Salta, Argentina
Bartok Bluebeard’s Castle REPERTORY
Bellini Norma REPERTORY
Bellini I Capuletti ed I Montecchi REPERTORY
Bizet Carmen Medellín, Colombia
Britten Billy Budd REPERTORY
Britten The Rape of Lucretia REPERTORY
Britten The Turn of Screw REPERTORY
Tchaicovsky Eugene Onegin REPERTORY
Tchaicovsky Pique Dame REPERTORY
Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur REPERTORY
Cimarosa Il Maestro di Cappella Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
Cimarosa Il Matrimonio Segreto Buenos Aires - Argentina
Debussy Pelleas et Mèlisande REPERTORY
Donizetti Anna Bolena REPERTORY
Donizetti Don Pasquale Buenos Aires
Donizetti Don Pasquale Costa Rica
Donizetti Don Pasquale Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - España
Donizetti Elixir d’Amore Buenos Aires - Argentina
Donizetti La Fille du Règiment REPERTORY
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor REPERTORY
Donizetti Lucrecia Borgia REPERTORY
Donizetti Maria Stuarda REPERTORY
Falla Master Peter’s Puppet Show Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires
Fernandez Caballero El Dúo de La Africana Salta, Argentina
Guerrero La Rosa del Azafrán Salta, Argentina
Giordano Andrea Chénier REPERTORY
Gluck Orfeo ed Eurídice REPERTORY
Gounod Faust REPERTORY
Gounod Rome et Juliete REPERTORY
Handel Giulio Cesare REPERTORY
Handel Tamerlano Royal Opera House (assistant)
Korngold Die Tote Stadt REPERTORY
Lèar Die Lustige Witwe Teatro Avenida - Buenos Aires
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Medellín, Colombia
Luna El Asombro de Damasco Salta, Argentina
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Medellín, Colombia
Mascagni Zanetto REPERTORY
Massenet Manon REPERTORY
Massenet La Navarraise REPERTORY
Massenet Thaïs REPERTORY
Massenet Werther REPERTORY
Menotti Amelia al Ballo REPERTORY
Menotti The Consul REPERTORY
Menotti The Medium REPERTORY
Menotti The Telephone REPERTORY
Mozart Così fan Tutte Buenos Aires
Mozart Così fan Tutte Murcia, España
Mozart Don Giovanni REPERTORY
Mozart Mitridate REPERTORY
Mozart Le Nozze di Fígaro Royal Opera House (assistant)
Moreno Torroba Luisa Fernanda Colombia
Moreno Torroba Luisa Fernanda Santa Fe, Argentina
Offenbach La Belle Hélène REPERTORY
Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann REPERTORY
Offenbach Orphée aux Enfers REPERTORY
Offenbach La Vie Parisienne REPERTORY
Pergolesi Il Maestro di Cappella Centro Experimental Teatro Colón
Pergolesi La Serva Padrona REPERTORY
Ponchielli La Gioconda REPERTORY
Poulenc La Voix Humaine Buenos Aires
Puccini La Bohème Medellín, Colombia
Puccini La Bohème Teatro Real - Madrid (revival)
Puccini Madame Butterfly Salta, Argentina
Puccini Manon Lescaut REPERTORY
Puccini Tosca REPERTORY
Puccini Il Trittico REPERTORY
Puccini Turandot REPERTORY
Purcel Dido ed Eneas REPERTORY
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Buenos Aires - Argentina
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Murcia, España
Rossini Il Turco in Italia REPERTORY
Rossini Il Viaggio a Riems REPERTORY
Rossini La Scala di Seta REPERTORY
Rossini L’Italiana in Algeri Buenos Aires - Argentina
Rossini L’occasione fa il Ladro REPERTORY
Rossini Semiramide REPERTORY
Sondheim A Little Night Music REPERTORY
Sondheim Company REPERTORY
Sondheim Follies REPERTORY
Sondheim Into the Woods REPERTORY
Sondheim Passion REPERTORY
Sondheim Sweeney Todd REPERTORY
Sondheim Sunday in the Park with George REPERTORY
Soutullo y Vert La Leyenda del Beso Medellín, Colombia
Soutullo y Vert La del Soto del Parral Salta, Argentina
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Medellín, Colombia
Strauss, J. Der Zigeunerbaron REPERTORY
Strauss, R. Capriccio REPERTORY
Strauss, R. Der Rosenkavalier Royal Opera House - London
Strauss, R. Elektra REPERTORY
Strauss, R. Die Frau ohne Schatten REPERTORY
Strauss, R. Salomé REPERTORY
Strauss, R. Intermezzo REPERTORY
Strauss, R. Die Schweigsame Frau REPERTORY
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex REPERTORY
Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress Royal Opera House (revival)
Verdi Aída Medellín, Colombia
Verdi Aída La Monnaie/De Munt (asisstant)
Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera REPERTORY
Verdi Don Carlo Royal Opera House (assistant)
Verdi Falstaff REPERTORY
Verdi La Forza del Destino REPERTORY
Verdi Macbeth REPERTORY
Verdi Otello REPERTORY
Verdi Rigoletto Teatro Avenida - Buenos Aires (assistant)
Verdi Il Trovatore REPERTORY
Verdi La Traviata Mendoza, Argentina
Verdi La Traviata Medellín, Colombia
Verdi La Traviata Costa Rica
Verdi Simon Boccanegra REPERTORY
Verdi Luisa Miller REPERTORY
Wagner Der Fliegende Hollander REPERTORY
Weil, K Die sieben Todsünden REPERTORY
Weil, K Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny REPERTORY
Schumann, Britten, Ebel The Truth About Love, a little less than fate Royal Opera House
R.Strauss, Lehar, J. Strauss, Offenbach, Herbert Summer Performance Royal Opera House
Francisco Ortiz Oceanía Buenos Aires
Francisco Ortiz Hell’s Kitchen Buenos Aires
Collective De Actores y Otras Alimañas, o sìa siempre y cuando la Tere se quede.... Mendoza, Argentina
Roberto Cossa Fuera de Nosotros Mendoza, Argentina

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