Carlus Padrissa

One of the six artistic directors of the innovative Spanish theatre company La Fura dels Baus, founded in 1979, he was the driving force behind the group’s participation in the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, which he and Àlex Ollé directed in collaboration with Hansel Cereza, Jordi Arús, Miquel Badosa and Pera Tantiñá. His early work in opera in collaboration with Àlex Ollé and the plastic artist Jaume Plensa began with De Falla’s La Atlántida and Debussy’s Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien. These were followed by La Damnation de Faust (Salzburg), Die Zauberflöte (Ruhr Triennale, Germany), as well as Bartók’s A kékszakállú herceg vára and Janáček’s Zápisník zmizelého (Paris, Barcelona). He has also directed Turandot (Munich), Stockhausen’s Michaels Reise um die Erde (Austria, international tour), Tannhäuser (Milan), Les Troyens (Valencia, Saint Petersburg), Parsifal (Cologne), Elektra (Sweden), Howard Arman’s Cantos de Sirena (Switzerland), El amor brujo (Spain), Benvenuto Cellini (Germany), and many others. // Last update: June 2019