Alfonso Romero Mora

Stage Directors
Alfonso Romero Mora

He was born in Madrid and began his musical studies at an early age, later achieving a piano teacher diploma.


For six years he was the founder and director of several choirs with which he worked mainly on a renaissance and baroque repertoire.


At the same time, he taught specialised courses in old music in the disciplines baroque organ, harpsichord and choir direction.


He was assistant director at the Teatro Real de Madrid from the time it reopened in 1997 until 2004 and worked with world-famous opera directors such as J. Carlos Plaza, Francisco Nieva, Hugo de Ana, Sergio Renan, Josep Maria Flotats, Giancarlo del Mónaco, Werner Herzog, Nicolas Jöel, Jerome Savary, Eliah Moshinsky, Willy Decker, John Dew, Pier Luigi Pizzi and Herbert Wernicke and choreographers Nacho Duato, Victor Ullate and Pina Bausch.


In 1998, he worked as assistant director in the world premiere of the opera Corvo Branco by Philip Glass, directed by Robert Wilson. Since he was invited to work in Germany in 2004, he is John Dew’s stage assistant director at Staatstheater Darmstadt.


His debut as a stage director was with Poulenc’s opera La voix humaine at the Festival Internacional de Música ARE-MORE in Vigo in 2003.


He directed the opera La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi at Staatstheater Darmstadt in 2005. In February 2007 he directed the operas Amelia al Ballo by Menotti and Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann in Wiesbaden. In August 2007, he was invited to teach stage directing in the summer course for young singers organised by the British company Hand Made Opera in Scheggino, Italy.


Alfonso Romero won third place in the Camerata Nuova International Opera Directing Prize in Wiesbaden in 2005 for his production of La Cenerentola. He was a semi-finalist in the Graz International Opera Directing Competition with Le Nozze di Figaro in 2005 and a finalist in the first International Opera Directing Competition organised by the Prague State Opera in 2006 with Handel’s Alcina. His upcoming premieres include La Dirindina by Scarlatti at Petrusgemeinde Theatre in Darmstadt, the absolute world premiere of Agustí Charles' La Cuzzoni at Staatstheater Darmstadt, Barcelona (2007), and Teatro Albéniz in Madrid (2008), Il Geloso Schernito by Pergolesi at Staatstheater Darmstadt (2008), and a dance, drama and audiovisual show on Le lagrime di San Pietro, the latest work by Orlando di Lasso, at the Stadtkirche, Darmstadt, also in 2008.


In 2009, he has directed Verdi's opera Don Carlo at Staatstheater Darmstadt, Lo Scoiattolo in gamba by Nino Rota at the Festival Mozart in A Coruna, and I Puritani by Bellini at the Opera Festival in A Coruna. 

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