Silviu Purcărete

Silviu Purcărete, born in 1950, is a theatre, opera and film director. He began his artistic career in Bucharest in 1974 and soon earned himself a reputation for his exceptional creations. In 1986, he staged a performance after Campiello by Goldoni and won the National Prize for Theatre. During 1989-1996 he was a member of the National Theatre of Craiova, where he developed numerous productions that were appreciated on national and international scale. In 1992, he becomes the Artistic Director of the Bulandra Theatre in Bucharest. In 1996, he becomes Director of Centre Dramatique National at the Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges, France, where he staged Orestia, Three Sisters and Don Juan and where he founded a school for young actors. In 201,2 he founds his own theatre company. In 2009, the show Faust, directed at the National Theatre Radu Stanca of Sibiu, was the highlight of the Edinburgh International Festival where Ofelia Popii was distinguished with the Herald Angel Award. In 2012, Silviu Purcărete makes his debut as film director with Somewhere in Palilula (Undeva la Palilula). Among his most memorable performances, we mention: Dwarf from the Summer Garden by D.R. Popescu, Ubu rex with scenes from Macbeth after Alfred Jarry and W. Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus by W. Shakespeare, Phaedra by Seneca and Euripides, Les Danaides and Orestia by Aeschylus, The Twelfth Night by W. Shakespeare (National Theatre of Craiova), Faust, Gulliver’s Travels, D’ale carnavalului (National Theatre Radu Stanca of Sibiu). As an international director, he staged productions such as: La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (Essen), Parsifal by Richard Wagner (Scottish Opera), Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti (Wiener Staatsoper), Castor et Polux by Jean-Philippe Rameau (Opera Bonn). He was awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, among which we mention: the Critics’ Prize and the Hamada Foundation Award in Edinburgh International Festival (1991); the Prize for the Best Foreign Production at the Festival TransAmériques in Montreal (1993); Peter Brook Prize for Best Staging 1995; Critics’ Award in Dublin (1996). Special Jury’s Award of the International Shakespeare Festival, Gdansk (2006). Starting with 2003, he is a personal title member of the European Theatres Union.

“Theatre, opera and film director, director of Bulandra Theatre, director of the Limoges National Dramatic Center, founder of the theater school in Limoges – France, Silviu Purcărete receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for the great creations set on stage at the National Theatre of Craiova, the National Theatre of Sibiu, Katona Jozef Theatre Budapest, Royal Shakespeare Company, the Scottish Opera, Nottingham Playhouse, Bonn Opera, Dramatic Centre Limoges, Wienner Staatsoper and the triumph recorded by his creations at several important festivals: Edinburgh, Tokyo, Melbourne, Avignon, Wienner Fest Wochen, Montreal, Glasgow and Sibiu.”
(Constantin Chiriac)

Supported by: Banca Transilvania


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