Photo Federico Bellone


General management - Opera
Giorgio Barbolini


He is graduated at Cattolica University with performing arts specialization. He studied acting, singing, dance and piano in Milan, Nice and New York.

At 16 years old he takes over the management of Leone XIII Theatre and its acting school in Milan. At 18 years old he is for Compagnia della Rancia, the first Italian Production Company for musical theatre, Associate Director and than Director, bringing on stage at 24 years old the first Italian revival of Grease, as well as Production Coordinator.

At 19 years old he wins the Ernesto Calindri international award for the book, the lyrics, and the music of “La notte di San Valentino”, in which he is also starring at the Filodrammatici Theatre in Milan. At 21 years old he produces, directs and traslates Annie with his own Company Live on stage.

At 28 years old he is Artistic Director and Director, for Stage Entertainment, the first Multinational Company for musical theatre in the world, for Nazionale and Brancaccio Theatres. His directions include: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Milan), Ghost (Spain and Italy), An American in Paris (Genoa, Carlo Felice Theatre), Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (Milan and Rome), Dirty Dancing (West End-Phoenix Theatre and International); in Milan, Rome or on National Italian tour he directs: The Bodyguard and West Side Story and Fame (also Co-Executive producer and Traslator of the last), Disney’s Newsies, Dirty Dancing-New Production (also at Arena di Verona), Sugar-Some Like It Hot, Titanic-The Tale Of A Dream (also Book, Music and Lyrics), Flashdance, 8 Times Academy Award Winner Alan Menken Piano Concert, Disney’s High School Musical (Co-Director, also Stage Illusions Consultant), Grease, Little Shop Of Horrors (also Producer), for Mamma Mia! he serves as Vice-Executive Producer; Regional: Sunset Boulevard, American Bar (play), Around The World in 80 Days and “Notte prima degli esami” (Co-Director, workshops), and Christmas Spectacular Show, Hollywood Dreams, Broadway Celebration and Halloween Cemetery (Parksmania Awards. Also Book, Lyrics and Illusions Consultant) for Gardaland, the first Italian Theme Park.

As Associate Director: Show Boat, Sister Act (co-produced by Whoopi Goldberg), Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, A Chorus Line, Tribute To Garinei and Giovannini, Sweet Charity, Mel Brooks’The Producers, The Sound Of Music (also Italian lyrics), Singin’ In The Rain, Pinocchio (also Illusions Co-Consultant), and Dance!.As a Performer: Cinderella (Prince Charming), Caffè Esperanto (Principal), Hello, Dolly!. Tv: Stage Direction for Musical Awards, Guest at Amici and Judge at Sister Act-The Casting for Italian national television channels. From 2007 to 2016 he is Artistic Director for SDM-The School Of Musical Theatre of Milan. He holds seminars at Bocconi, Statale, Brera University and Verdi Conservatory.

West End: Dirty Dancing (Phoenix and Dominion Theatres). International: The Addams Family (São Paulo), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory* (Milan, Madrid), Ghost* (Madrid, Italy, Mexico City, National Spanish Tour), An American in Paris* (Genoa), Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins** (Milan, Rome), The Bodyguard** (Milan, Rome, Spain), West Side Story** (Milan, Genoa, Florence), Fame** (Milan. Also Translator), Disney’s Newsies (Milan), Dirty Dancing (Italy, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Austria), Sunset Boulevard** and American Bar** (Todi), Sugar - Based on the screenplay ‘Some Like It Hot’ (Italy), Titanic - The Tale of A Dream (Italy. Also Author and Composer), Flashdance (Italy), 8 Times Academy Award Winner Alan Menken Piano Concert (Milan), Disney’s High School Musical, Little Shop of Horrors** and Grease (Italy), Annie** (Italy. Also Translator). Workshops: Houdini** (New York), Sugar (London), Newsies**, Around the World in 80 Days** and Notte prima degli esami (Milan). Author and/or Composer: St. Valentine’s Night (Ernesto Calindri Award. Also Leading Man), Peter Pan, Dance Lessons. As Performer: Cinderella (Prince Charming), Caffè Esperanto (Lead), Hello, Dolly!. TV: Musical Awards, Amici, Sister Act - The Casting. Previously Artistic Director for Nazionale and Brancaccio Theatres for Stage Entertainment. Winner of the Garinei and Giovannini Award as Best Italian Director for Musical Theatre in 2019.
*Also Set Designer
**Also Co-Executive Producer

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West Side Story

An American in Paris

Mary Poppins