Giorgio Barberio Corsetti (Set Designer)|
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti established his first company, La Gaia
Scienza, in 1976. 1984 saw the birth of the Compagnia
teatrale Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, which in 2001 became known as
Fattore K. In his productions, Corsetti uses a broad range of
various elements of stage expression and makes frequent use of video graphics.
The stage director frequently turns to works by Kafka. He has staged
productions of Beschreibung eines Kampfes, Amerika, Das Schloss
and Der Process, which was awarded the Ubu Prize
in 1999. In 1999 Corsetti was appointed Artistic Director of
the theatre division of Venice’s biennale. In 2002 Fattore K
staged a new project – Metamorfosi – festival di confine tra
teatro e circo, a circus and theatre festival organised with
the support of the city of Rome. For many years Corsetti has worked as
an opera director. His first opera production was Maria di Rohan at
the Teatro la Fenice (1999). This was followed by the diptych of
La Voix humaine and Erwartung in Palermo,
La Bohème in Messina, Tosca in Florence, Bakalov’s
Stabat mater in Rome and Turandot at La Scala.
At the Théâtre du Châtelet Corsetti has staged Gualtiero Dazzi’s
Le Luthier de Venise (2004), Rossini’s La pietra del
paragone (2007) and Pop’pea, an interpretation of
Monteverdi’s opera L’incoronazione di Poppea using video materials and
elements of pop culture (2012).