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Alfonso Romero

stage director

Born in Madrid, Alfonso Romero began his musical studies at an early age, obtaining his title as piano professor. He was director and founder of various choruses with which he worked above all on the Baroque and Renaissance repertoire. At the same time, he took specialized courses in baroque organ, harpsichord and choral direction, given by acclaimed teachers of these styles. From 1997 to 2004 works at the Teatro Real of Madrid. As director he made his debut in Spain with a production of La Voix humaine of Poulenc at the Festival de Música Are More de Vigo, 2003. From 2004 to 2010 he works at the Staatstheater Darmstadt under the artistic director John Dew. There he makes the regie of several operas like La Serva Padrona, Don Carlos and Maria Stuarda, and the World Premiere of La Cuzzoni (Teatro Albéniz, Auditorio de Barcelona) and Lord Byron (Liceu de Barcelona). In Spain he makes operas like I Puritani (Festival de Ópera de La Coruña and ABAO in Bilbao) La Ardilla Astuta (Festival Mozart and Teatro Arriaga) and Die Zauberflöte (Teatro de El Escorial and Kursaal), Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro Gayarre Pamplona and Festival de Ópera de La Coruña), Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci (Festival de Ópera de Titulcia) and Otello (Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca, chosen as the best production of the season).

Recently he has staged L'elisir d'amore at Staatstheater Braunschweig, Andrea Chenier in Festival de Perelada and Teatro de La Maestranza (Sevilla), La Boheme with the Danish National Opera, Don Carlo at Teatro Pérez Galdós (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Adina by Rossini at Kammeroper Hamburg.
3rd Prize at the European Competition of Stage Directing  “EOP Camerata Nuova” (Wiesbaden 2005) with his production of La Cenerentola of G. Rossini.
He was a finalist at the International Competition of Opera Directing in Prague (2007) with his project of Alcina of Händel.
Alfonso Romero teaches Body technique and Scene at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia de Madrid.