Frederik Boni

Frederik Boni was born in Bologna, Italy, into an artistic family. He grew up in the atmosphere of classical music, theater and performances. Since childhood, Frederik has developed appreciation for opera contemporary art.

In 2014 Boni graduated from the University of Bologna, Department of Performing Arts, with a degree in History of  Stage Directing.

In 2015 he received a Master’s degree in Opera Stage Directing in Verona, in collaboration with Academy “Silvio D’Amico”, Roma. He is a member of the Enoa community.    

During last years, Boni has worked as an assistant director and intern at European prestigious opera houses and festivals such as Dutch National Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, and Festival Aix en Provence. He has been privileged to work with some of the greatest stage directors, including Peter Sellars and Sir David McVicar. Being quite young, he nevertheless has already staged several opera productions and has been praised with excellent reviews.

Here’s more about Frederik Boni’s work:

-July/August 2019 – Participant at the Watermill Center International Summer Program directed by Robert Wilson, Watermill, NY (USA)

-June/July 2019 – Stage Director of ” La Rondine” by Puccini at the Mediterranean Opera Studio, Caltagirone (IT)

-March 2019 – Assistant Stage Director at the Auditorio de Tenerife for the production of “Turandot” by Puccini, staged by Giuseppe Frigeni

-August 2018 – Stage Director of “Tosca” by Puccini, in collaboration with Enrico Stinchelli. Palazzo Platamone, Catania (IT)

-July/ August 2018 – Stage Director of “La Traviata” by Verdi, Teatro Lea Padovani (Montalto di Castro); Rocca dei Borgia (Nepi) and Anfiteatro (Fondi) (IT)​

-April/May 2018 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Amsterdam) for the production of “La Clemenza di Tito” by Mozart, staged by Peter Sellars​

-January/ February 2018 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Wiener Staatsoper for the production of “Ariodante” by Händel, stage director Sir David McVicar

-November/ December 2017 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Theater Basel (CH), for the production of “La Cenerentola” by Rossini, stage director Antonio Latella

-October 2017 – Stage Director of “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Donizetti at the Teatro Bristol, Bologna (IT)​

-July/ August 2017 – Assistant Stage Director at the Opera de Bougè (FR)​

-May/July 2017 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Festival Aix en Provence for the new production of ”Don Giovanni” by Mozart, stage director Jean Francois Sivadier​

-September/October 2016 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Komische Oper Berlin for the new production of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Rossini, stage director Kirill Serebennikov​

-July 2016 – Stage director and set designer of “Madama Butterfly” by Puccini, at the open air theater Anfiteatro delle Fonti, Ripatransone (IT)​

-April 2016 – Stage director of “Don Pasquale” by Donizetti at the Teatro Bristol, Bologna (IT)​

-February / March 2016 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Malmö Opera (Sweden) for the production of “Un Ballo in Maschera” by Verdi, stage director Leo Muscato

-September 2015 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship at the Teatro Grande, Brescia (IT) for the production of “La Bohemè” by Puccini, stage director Leo Muscato​

-July / August 2015 – Assistant Stage Director – Internship for the production of “La Boheme” Puccini, stage director Leo Muscato. Macerata Opera Festival, Sferisterio (IT)​

-November 2014 – Stage Director of “La Cenerentola” by Rossini. Festival TeatrOperando, Teatro Villa Mazzacorati, Bologna (IT) ​

-April2014 – Stage Director of “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Donizetti. Festival TeatrOperando, Teatro Villa Mazzacorati, Bologna (IT) ​; Stage Director of “Un Ballo in Maschera” by Verdi. Festival TeatrOperando, Teatro Villa Mazzacorati, Bologna (IT) ​

-December 2013 – Assistant Stage Director in the production of the opera “Rigoletto” by Verdi at the ITC Theatre, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna (IT)​

-November 2013 – Debut as Stage Director with the opera “La Bohemè” by Puccini. Festival TeatrOperando, Teatro Villa Mazzacorati, Bologna (IT)