Andrea Tocchio

Andrea Tocchio
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    • MEDEA Opera by Luigi Cherubini
    • MEDEA Opera by Luigi Cherubini


Engineer, set designer and light designer from Italy

Andrea Tocchio began working in the theater since 1992, ranging from prose to dance, from opera to cinema, in different countries and continents of the world, after having studied music and attended the Academy of Dramatic Art. He graduated in Engineering from the “La Sapienza” University of Rome and completed his training by studying set and lighting technology.

He becomes assistant of Sergio Rossi, Italo Grassi, Vincenzo Raponi, Pasquale Mari.

Since 1998 he has been working as assistant director of Piero Faggioni, Lindsay Kemp, Marco Gandini, Ivan Fischer, Alfonso Signorini, Stefania Sandrelli. He works as a scenographer and light designer carrying out various projects in Italy, Bulgaria, Holland, Georgia, Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Hungary, France, Spain, Germany, Montenegro, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.

Over the course of over 150 productions, he collaborates with artists such as Marco Gandini, Cesare Scarton, Giuliano Montaldo, Hugo De Ana, Luciano Damiani, Franco Zeffirelli, Robert Wilson, Chris Krauss, Gigi Proietti, Quirino Conti, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Leo Izuka, Stefania Panighini, Michel Compte, Carla Fracci, Gianluca Schiavoni, Dante Ferretti; Claudio Abbado, Enrico Melozzi, Alberto Veronesi, Daniel Oren, Giovanni Sollima.

He is Technical Director of the Reate Festival and is part of the Valle Occupato Theater in Rome. He collaborates with BFZ Budapest philharmonic orchestra and as technical director and lighting designer with the Clandestina Night Orchestra and on tour and with the 100 cellos Orchestra.

Among the most recent engagements of the last two years are important movie, Lyrique and prose productions:

Director, set designer and light designer

Puccini's “La bohème” for the National Theater of Montenegro;

Rigoletto Opera Crime at the Teatro Sociale in Como;

Light Designer

Robbing Mussolini by Renato De Maria.

Verdi's La traviata directed by Renata Scotto in Savona and Rieti;

“Maria de Buenos Aires” of Piazzolla in Savona, Trapani, Jesi;

The Medium by Menotti in Rome, Rieti, Trapani;

“La bohème” in Savona and Como;

for “Tosca” of G. Puccini director Renata Scotto in Savona;

“Il Barbiere Di Siviglia” in Benevento;

“Elisir”, in Savona, Modena;

“La voix humaine”, director Renata Scotto in Savona;

“Il piccolo spazzacamino” al Teatro Dell’Opera Roma;

“Der Kaiser von Atlantis” di Viktor Ullmann, Rome;

Set and light Designer

Filotei's Last Summer in Rieti, Foligno, Fermo, L’Aquila;

“Magic Circles” with Vinicio Marchioni, Rome;

“Jacob Lenz” of W. Rihm in Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago;

Set Designer

The Coronation of Poppea in Budapest, Geneva, Vicenza;

“Pelleas et Melisande” in Spoleto, Budapest, Hamburg, Vicenza;

Аssistant director, set designer and costume designer.

“Tosca” in Puccini’s Torre del Lago Festival;

“The turn of the screw” of B. Britten in Budapest and Vicenza;

Technical Director

“Italian gangsters in Detroit” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;

Designer in Permanent “Holographic installation” at the Imperial Forums in Rome;

He made his debut with the Fondation Arena Verona at Philharmonic Theater in 2022 curating the lights of the inaugural diptych of the Opera Season; 

He designed the staging and lighting for the 100 cellos and the PFM at the Dubai Expo and the Ravenna Festival;

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