Pablo Maritano was born in Buenos Aires where he earned a degree in Fine Arts at theEscuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova, and another in Opera Stage Directing from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón. He also has a thorough background as a piano performer and actor. He is the most renowned opera stage director of his generation, praised in particular for his approach to the XVIIth and XVIIIth Century repertoire, as well as contemporary opera.
He received numerous prizes and distinctions, among them the Chilean Premio Internacional de Crítica for his production of Otello -restaged at the Argentino de La Plata Theatre and the SODRE theatre in Montevideo, Uruguay and the Konex Award 2019 for his South American premiere of Rameau’s Platée. He was also honoured with the Special Award of the Jury of the Music Theatre Berlin Festival in 2013 for the premiere of Copi and Strasnoy´s Cachafaz, performed at the San Martín Theatre in Buenos Aires. In 2017, the Music Critics Association of Buenos Aires awarded him with the Opera of the Year prize.
The most prominent events in his career path of more than fifty opera productions were: the Spanish and Latin-American premiere of Die Soldaten by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, at the Colon Theatre -which became an international sensation; the new production of La Ciudad Ausente, by Argentine composer Gerardo Gandini at the Argentino de La Plata Theatre in 2011, and the South American premiere of Rameau’sHippolyte et Aricie. In 2018 he directed the Brazilian premiere of R. Strauss´ Der Rosenkavalier at the Municipal de Sao Paulo Theatre. In 2012 he staged Mozart’s Die Entfürung aus dem Serail with a specially commissioned new libretto at the Avenida Theatre in Buenos Aires. For the Municipal de Santiago Theatre in Santiago de Chile he directed Il Trovatore and I Due Foscari, in Brazil he staged Roméo et Juliette, Norma, Der Fliegende Holländer and Il Barbiere di Sevilgia. He also directed Le Malade Imaginaire,Carmen, Faust, Giulio Cesare and Le Grand Macabre, in various Argentine theatres, as well as L’Italiana in Algeri and a multimedia version of Madama Butterfly at the SODRE Theatre in Montevideo, Uruguay. His upcoming productions include La Cenerentola, Madama Butterfly, L’Elisir d’Amore, Intra Cetum and La Traviata in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Georgia, Chile and Brazil.
Maritano has also worked as an opera performance teacher in several institutions in Argentina, Chile, Switzerland, Italy, France and Brazil. Since 2009 he is the director of the Opera Studio at the Argentino de la Plata Theatre in Buenos Aires province. In 2012 he was appointed tenure professor of the Opera Directing Career at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has also been a guest professor at the Accademia di arti di Padova in Italy; Les Rencontres Baroques de Montfrin, France invited by Gabriel Garrido; Universidad Nacional de Rosario, in Argentina, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, amongst others. In the current season, he is the director of the winner project of the Europa Creativa del Año award at the Opera Studio in Tenerife, Spain.
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