RETURNEnrico Job

Enrico Job

Set Designer, Costume Designer
Enrico Job was born in Naples on 31/1/1934 and at his young age became involved in painting. From 1960 he devoted himself to theater set design and worked -as a set designer of classic and contemporary repertory works- with a number of renowned, mostly Italian directors such as Giorgio Strehler, Luca Ronconi, Virginio Pueker, Eduardo De Filippo, Mina Mezzardi, Rafaele Maiello, Walter Pagliaro (Waiting for Godot, 1978), Filippo Crivelli, Maria Missiroli, Roberto de Simone, Francesco Rosi, Luca De Filippo, Armando Pugliese, Gustav Kool, Giorgio Pressburger and Guido De Monticelli. His fist work as a set designer was in 1962 with La Scala in the production of Rossini’s opera Semiramide. He has regularly worked with other opera houses in Italy, such as the Teatro di San Carlo Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Sferisterio di Macerata, etc. In the movie industry, he has worked, among others, with Marco Bellocchio [Nel nome del padre, 1971], Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey [Blood for Dracula]. Since 1970 he worked on creating artistic installations and performances such as: Autoritratto (1971), Il mappacorpo (1974), La confessione (1975), La conversazione (1976), Until (1976), Silenziosa luna (Venice Biennale), etc. He has been repeatedly honored for his work with the awards «Ubu» (1980), David di Donatello (1985, 1986) and ETI -Olympic Theatre the ETI-Olympic Theatre (2007). He wrote several novels. He died of leukemia in Rome on 4/3/2008. He was married to Italian director Lina Wertmüller. With the GNO, he designed the set for the opera La Boheme, directed by his wife in the 1996/97 season. This production was revived in the seasons 1997/98, 2000/01, 2002/03 and 2004/05.