DIRECTED by GINO QUILICO
My directing is personally focused on the characters and how to get the singers to find within themselves the proper emotions to interpret there individual characters. However, I always put the music first, It must first pass through the voice. My approach is also very much focused on the text to make the singer believe in what he or she are interpreting.
It is very important to have a functional set on stage to serve the interpreters. Therefore I do not believe in large and lavish productions. I strongly focus on the lighting to express the moods and to put the focus on the artists. What is important to me is the music, the drama and interpretation.
I like to divide the musical score and the libretto.
The libretto contains the movement indications and acting guidance of how I would like the performers to interpret their roles as actors. The musical score is controlled by (the maestro) the conductor who has final word on any musical decisions. Fostering good relationships between the stars the stage director and the conductor is vital for the success of the production.
As a stage director I keep in mind the body position of the performers as they are singers and I consider myself a singers director.