Luis Ernesto DOÑAS Stage Director

Cuban stage and film director, Luis-Ernesto Doñas, has been working at Opera di Roma in the Opera Studio along important stage director such as Graham Vick, Damiano Michieletto, Deborah Warner, Emma Dante, Valentina Carrasco, Barry Kosky, Andrea de Rosa and Fabio Chertich among others. He has also directed his own opera pieces in Cuba and Italy. 

OPERA 
Luis-Ernesto Doñas has presented the follwoing productions: be for a new production of Donizetti’s 

  • La Fille du Regiment, at Gran Teatro de La Habana “Alicia Alonso”
  • Winterreise at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso 
  • Alcina, at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso 
  • Leggero ma non troppo, at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso 
  • Rita, at Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, Italy 
  • Enea in Caonia, Teatro Torlonia, Rome 
  • Opera in mostra, Museo Palacio Braschi, Rome 

Future opera works by Luis Ernesto Doñas include:  

  • La fille du regiment 
       Donizetti Opera Festival in Bergamo, Italy (Nov. 2021) 
  • Acquaprofonda, new opera for young audiences on the pollution of oceans, 
       Opera di Roma, (Dec. 2021) 

As assistant he has worked in productions including Aida, The Fiery Angel, Die lustige Witwe, Anna Bolena, Die Zauberfloete, Carmen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Billy Bud, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, and I Masnadieri. 

CINEMA AND ARTS 
As a film director Luis-Ernesto Doñas has produced a long list of short films and documentaries he has presented both in Cuba and internationally. He graduated from Instituto Superior de Arte and EICTV. Here he produced a short film under the supervision of Werner Herzog. He belongs to the Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba". 

 

UPCOMING AND RECENT 

Title

work

Music Dir.

Theatre

Year

La fille du régiment

Director

M. Spotti

Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo 

2021

Acquaprofonda

Director

Carlo Donadio

AsLiCo, Opera di Roma 

2021

La fille du régiment

Director

Giovanni Duarte

Gran Teatro de La Habana

2019

Aida

Assist. Dir.

Jordi Bernácer

Opera di Roma

2019

Figaro! (reduced)

Assoc. Dir.

Carlo Donadio

Opera di Roma

2019

The Fiery Angel

Assist. Dir.

A. Pérez

Opera di Roma

2019

Die lustige Witwe

Assist. Dir.

C. Trinks

Opera di Roma

2019

Rita "a spasso"

Director

R. Frattini

Donizetti Festival, Bergamo

2019

Anna Bolena

Assoc. Dir.

R. Frizza

Opera di Roma

2019

Die Zauberfloete

Assist. Dir.

Henrik Nánási

Opera di Roma

2018

Carmen

Assist. Dir.

Ryan McAdams

Opera di Roma

2018

La Traviata

Assist. Dir.

Yves Abel

Opera di Roma

2018

Rigoletto (reduced)

Assoc. Dir.

Carlo Donadio

Opera di Roma

2018

Billy Budd

Assist. Dir.

James Conlon

Opera di Roma

2018

Cavalleria Rusticana

Assist. Dir.

Carlo Rizzi

Opera di Roma

2018

Pagliacci

Assist. Dir.

Carlo Rizzi

Opera di Roma

2018

La Traviata

Assist. Dir.

Pietro Rizzo

Opera di Roma

2018

I Masnadieri

Assist. Dir.

Roberto Abbado

Opera di Roma

2018

Winterreise

Director

piano

Festival Habana Clásica

2018

Rita

Director

R. Frattini

Festival Donizetti, Bergamo

2018

Enea in Caonia

Director

S. Ori

Teatro Torlonia, Roma

2018

Opera in Mostra 

Director

piano

Museo Palazzo Braschi, Roma

2018

Alcina

Director

I. Marquetti

Gran Teatro de La Habana

2017

Leggero ma non troppo

Director

G. Duarte

Gran Teatro de La Habana

2017

Nat. Cinema Prize Cuba

Director

-

Charles Chaplin Cinema Havana

2017

L'Orlando Melodioso 

Director

piano

Santo Angelo, Havana

2016

 

video: La fille du régiment - Donizetti Festival-Bergamo, Italy, Regie: Luis-Ernesto Doñas

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