Sonia Cammarata

After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, her hometown, with Francesco Ziti, and have played master as a costume designer which made it to the Teatro Massimo in Palermo for the Tailoring Farani, her first experiences include collaborations and assistance of prestige both in the field musical theater and in the film, former assistant to Carlo Poggioli for the opera La Lupa Marco Tutino for the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (1998), Franca Squarciapino for Aida, staged for the reopening of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo ( 1999), Michele Canzoneri for Norma by Vincenzo Bellini staged at the Teatro Bellini in Catania (1999) and Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla staged at the Teatro di Verdura in Palermo (1999), Santuzza Cali for L’Italiana in Algeri by Rossini staged at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo (2000), working from an early age to the realization of the customs of numerous plays and films of her city.

She made her debut as a costume designer and collaborator for the sets of the show La speranza dei giovani è la luce of Palermo went on stage at the Teatro Biondo in Palermo in 1993, before debuting as a set designer Hans Werner Henze’s opera Pollicino produced by the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in 1996 and as a costume and set designer in the same year at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo with the show Le petit Music Show, and then to return the following year, in 1997, as costume designer for the recovery of the same Pollicino. That same year she carried out in Palermo costumes for the 373° Festino di Santa Rosalia directed by Valerio Festi and Monica Maimone. Hence, after making her debut on the main stage of their city, she began working as a costume designer, speaking through an aesthetic language extremely sophisticated yet imaginative, revealing a knack for historical costume, but also a surprising versatility in collaboration for cinema (Il manoscritto del principe, directed by Roberto Andò, 1999, Angela, directed by Roberta Torre, 2001 Il Consiglio d’Egitto, directed by Emilio Greco, 2001; South Side Story, directed by Roberta Torre, 1999).

Since 2003 the meeting with the director and set designer Enrico Castiglione has created an artistic extremely intense partnership, creating the costumes for the opera Candide by Leonard Bernstein staged at the Teatro Argentina in Rome in 2003, Le Villi and Edgar Giacomo Puccini (2004), The theater staged at the Teatro Quirino in Rome (2006) on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all the operas staged at the Teatro Antico in Taormina: Medea Luigi Cherubini (2007), Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (2008), Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (2009), Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (2010), Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi (2011), Norma by Vincenzo Bellini (2012), the latter two live broadcast by RAI *(Italian main television channel), live in movie theaters around the world besides channels and major international television networks.

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