José Darío Innella Stage Director

José Darío Innella
Argentine-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, Cinematography and Television at the National University and at the 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.

At the Lynbury Theatre of the Royal Opera in London he 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.

On the main stage of the Royal Opera in Covent Garden 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). 

Since his Stage Director debut with Cosí fan Tutte (Mozart), he has directed a long list of 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). 

His work as Assistant Director include the Royal Opera House with the  titles 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). At Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie was Assistant Director for Aída (Verdi, directed by Stathis Livathinos). At Liceu he revived Rodelinda (Director Claus Guth).

Jose Dario Innella 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. 

Demo Reel

La Traviata, production of Jose Dario Innella's for Opera de Costa Rica (2017)

La Traviata, production of Jose Dario Innella's for Opera de Costa Rica (Overture projection)

The truth about love

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