Stefano Patarino

Patarino Stefano
Settore disciplinare: Teoria e Tecnica dell'Interpretazione Scenica (Teoria e tecniche dell'interpretazione scenica - Dizione)

Stefano Patarino, nato il 26 dicembre 1965 a Foggia, nel meridione italiano, da bambino "emigra" con la sua famiglia nel nord-est.
 
Tra la fine degli anni ottanta e l’inizio degli anni novanta segue gli insegnamenti di Checco Rissone nella scuola di Recitazione del Teatro Verdi di Padova e frequenta il conservatorio di musica “Cesare Pollini” di Padova, dove si diploma in Flauto, sotto la guida di Clementine Hoogendoorn Scimone, e in Didattica della Musica. Una quindicina di anni dopo a Londra consegue il master in “Video Production and Film Studies" presso la ex Thames Valley University (ora West London University).
 
È titolare della cattedra di “Teoria e Tecnica dell’Interpretazione Scenica” presso il conservatorio “Cesare Pollini” di Padova. Precedentemente è stato docente di “Arte Scenica” nei conservatori di musica di Matera, Bolzano e Rovigo; in quest’ultimo è stato vicedirettore nel biennio 2004-2006. È stato inoltre professore di “Recitazione” e “Opera Class” all’università di Suwon in Corea del Sud nei due anni accademici 2006 e 2007. Ha insegnato per brevi periodi in Polonia all’Università “Chopin” di Varsavia e all’Università di Łódź, in Turchia alla Yashar University di Izmir, e in Brasile all’Accademia di Opera del Teatro São Pedro di São Paulo.
 
Fra le sue regie teatrali più rilevanti troviamo “Candide” di Bernstein, “Sogno di una notte di mezza estate” di Shakespeare, “Carmen” di Bizet, “L’Elisir d’Amore” di Donizetti e “L’Opera da Tre Soldi” di Brecht-Weill.
In Italia ha lavorato come regista al teatro Malibran di Venezia (per La Fenice, settore Scuola e Ricerca), al Teatro Sociale di Rovigo e in vari festival del nord-est. All’estero ha curato regie esclusivamente operistiche: in Ucraina nel teatro di Stato di Leopoli, in Colombia al teatro Colón di Bogotà e in Corea del Sud al “Belcanto Art Center” dell’Università di Suwon.
 
Tra il 2010 e il 2011 realizza tre cortometraggi, “Indipendente”, "The Vicious Circle of Prejudice" e "Close up on Sound". Questi film sono stati proiettati in vari festival italiani, lo Skepto Film Festival di Cagliari, il festival "Un Film per la Pace" di Medea (Gorizia) e il River Film Festival di Padova, e all’estero, il Rob Knox Film Festival di Londra (UK), il Festroia Film Festival di Setúbal (Portogallo) e il Gimli Film Festival di Manitoba (Canada).

 

Born the 26th of December 1965 in Foggia, in the south of Italy, as a child he "emigrated" with his family to the northeast. After high school, he devoted himself to the dramatic arts, attending the masters from 1984-1986 at the Scuola Regionale di Recitazione del Teatro Verdi (the Verdi Theatre's Regional School of Drama) of Padova. Here he learned how to be an actor under the guidance of the Checco Rissone. At the same time he cultivated his music studies at Il Conservatorio di Musica "Cesare Pollini" di Padova (The Conservatory of Music "Cesare Pollini" of Padova), where he graduated in flute in 1987 under Professor Clementine Hoogendoorn Scimone. In addition, at the same conservatory he attained the post diploma in Music Didactics (Didattica della Musica) in 1993. In 2009 he achieved an M A in "Video Production and Film Studies" at Thames Valley University, London (UK).

Musician, actor, and, above all, director, Stefano Patarino loves to perform with musicians and make music with actors. From the north to the south of Italy he has organized various works for theatre including: classic Latin and Greek comedy and tragedy, Baroque melodrama, musical, works by living authors, cabaret performances, la Commedia dell'Arte, children's shows, and contemporary musical theatre.

Of notable mention of his works as a director are A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare with music by Mendelssohn, and Candide, a musical-opera by Leonard Bernstein. Both of these works were organized for the Pergine Open Show Festival (www.perginepsa.it) in July 2000 and July 2002, with musical direction by Julián Lombana.

In 2003, his work as a director intensified with four significant works: in February, L'Opera delle Filastrocche (The Nursery Rhymes Opera) by Rodari-Savona for La Fenice of Venice with orchestral director Maurizio Dini Ciacci; in May, Carmen by Bizet directed by Andriy Yurkevych for the State Theatre for Opera and Ballet "S. Kruscelnytska" of Lviv in Leopoli in the Ukraine; in September, Noah's Flood by Benjamin Britten for the Colon di Bogotá Theatre in Colombia (a reprise of Bepi Morassi's work produced by La Fenice of Venice) with Julián Lombana on the podium; and in November La Clemenza di Tito by Baldassarre Galuppi, directed by Giuliano Medeossi for the Conservatory of Music "Cesare Pollini" of Padova.

In 2006, he directed Dido and Aneas by Henry Purcell and L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, working with the conductor Kim Joo-Hyun in the Belcanto Art Center at the University of Suwon (South Korea). In the same year, for the Conservatory of Music "Francesco Venezze" of Rovigo in coproduction with "Teatro Sociale" of the same town, he staged The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten and, in 2007 Amahl and the Night Visitors by Giancarlo Menotti, with the conductor Luca Paccagnella. With the same coproduction in 2011 he directed The Threepenny Opera by Brecht-Weill, with Ambrogio De Palma’s baton.

In 2010 his short film "The Vicious Circle of Prejudice" was screened at the Skepto Film Festival of Cagliari (Italy), the Rob Knox Film Festival of London, at "Un Film per la Pace" festival of Medea (Gorizia, Italy), at Festroia Film Festival of Setubal (Portugal), and at the River Film Festival of Padova (Italy). His experimental video "Close up on Sound" was screened at the Gimli Film Festival 2010 (Manitoba, Canada) and in 2011 it was finalist at the Skepto Film Festival of Cagliari (Italy). 
He was professor of acting and opera at the Conservatorio di Musica "Francesco Venezze" of Rovigo (www.conservatorio-rovigo.it) from 1998 to 2012, where he was also vice-director from 2004 to 2006. He was professor at the music faculty of the University of Suwon in South Korea (music.musicsw.co.kr) in the biennium 2006-2007.