Carlos Palacios , Regisseur , escenógrafo e iluminador


Professor of Dramatic Art, Opera Stage Director and Set Designer , Actor , Artistic Director  , was born in Buenos Aires

he studied Dramatic Art at the “Instituto Municipal de Arte Dramático”, the “Instituto Di Tella” and at the “Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón” with a major in Opera Stage Direction.

In 1983, Carlos Palacios was awarded the prize “Italia-Luigi Pirandello” sponsored by the “Fondo Nacional de las Artes” of Argentina an the Italian Government, consisting on a scholarschip for further knowledge on Theatrical Direction and Operatic Regie. This scholarship was carried out during a year at the “Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico di Roma”, “Opera di Roma”, “Piccolo Teatro di Milano”, “Teatro Alla Scala di Milano”.

He continously aims for a personal development as author, actor and theatrical director, fields in which he has received excellent comments from more than a feur specialized critics. Among other plays he staged Shakespeare’s “A midsummer night’s dream”, “The Tempest”; Ibsen’s “Dolll’s  House”, “Peer Gynt”and the world premier of “The Dwarf” by the Swedish Nobel prize Par Lagerkvist.

He has produced operas in the TEATRO COLON of Buenos Aires, TEATRO ARGENTINO of la Plata, TEATRO SOLIS of Montevideo (Uruguay) TEATRO TERESA CARREÑO of Caracas  (Venezuela ), he stage:“La Seva Padrona” (Pergolesi), “Don Pasquale” , “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “L’Elisir d’Amore”
(G. Donizetti ), “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, “La Cenerentola”, “L’Italiana in Algeri” ( G. Rossini ), “Rigoletto”, “Il Trovatore”, “Traviata”, “Aida”, “Otello” ( G. Verdi) “Carmen” ( G. Bizet ), “La Boheme”, “Tosca”, “Madame Butterfly”, “Turandot” (G.Puccini),“Cavalleria Rusticana” ( Mascagni), “Paglicci”  ( R. Leoncavallo), “Don Giovanni”, “Cosi Fan Tutte”, “The Flute Magic”, “The Marriage of Figaro” (W.A. Mozart), “Der Graf von Luxemburg” (Lehar), “Luisa Fernanda”( F.M.Torroba), “La del Soto del Parral” ( Sotulio and Vert J), “La Verbena de la Paloma” ( A. Breton ), “Alice in Wonderland”( O . Escalada ), Brujacara ( M. Sabio), “L’Historie du Soldat” ( I. Stravinsky ), “Hansel and Gretel” ( E. Humperdinck).

He is a part of the Comedia Estable  del Teatro Mitre in the province of Jujuy
In 1984 he was named  Artistic Director of  Teatro Municipal de Moron
Since 1991, Carlos Palacios has realized and participated in the seasons “Vamos a La Opera” which Fundación Konex” presented in the following theaters: Nacional Cervantes, Coliseo yTeatro Colón.

He created and directed the “ Centro Operístico de Buenos Aires, and in  2000, together with the national education department, he realized  “ La Opera Va a la Escuela” for educational purposes, travelling around the country with the show Hänsel y gretel.

In 1985 he was named Technical Director in The Teatro Argentino de la Plata where he directed the new productions of Turandot, the Magic Flute, La Italiana en Argel, Aída y El Conde de Luxemburgo.

Together with the  cast of the comedía of the province of Buenos Aires, in 1988 he presented the play “Buscando la cruz del Sur” of  Jorge Huertas .
In 1989 he presents “ Los Faustos o rajemos que viene Mefisto” in the teatro Nacional Cervantes
Other of his works are,  La Traviata en el Teatro Solís Montevideo and Cavallería Rusticana, I Pagliacci  and  La Traviata in el Teatro Teresa Carreño de Caracas.

For the Teatro Libertador from Córdoba he put on scene “ Trittico  , of  Puccini.

During the season 2002-2003, Carlos Palacios realized the regie and the set design for L`elisir d`amore of  g. Donizetti in the teatro Colon.

In 2003 he received a Estrella de Mar award, for Best Direction for the musical “ Vamos al Tango”, produced by fundacion konex during the summer season 2003

A few years later he moves to Germany for a work of investigation and actualization  in the area of the régia óperística.

Invited by the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (España) in  2004, he took several courses of ¨Puesta en escena de teatro y ópera¨ .
In 2005 , he designs the regie and scenery  of the  opera“ Un Ballo in Maschera¨ , of G. Verdi , with a put  on scene situated in  Buenos Aires in the year 2050 , for Opera Viva, in the  Teatro Avenida.
In 2006 he puts on scene the opera of the argentine author  " Marianita LImeña " of W. Sciamarella, for the oficial  Seaton of the Teatro Argentino de la Plata.
At the end of 2007 he is named as Artictic Director of the òpera de càmara of teatro Colòn
At the same time he assumes the Artistic Director of Teatro Colòn Federal.
In the month of september 2008 he is invited by the funadaciòn Prolìrica de Antioquia in order to puto n scene the opera “Rigoletto” of G.Verdi, in the Republic of Colombia

He puts on scene the opera   “Les contes d`Hoffmann “ of  offenbach , for the  Teatro Argentino de la Plata for the oficial Season of  2008.

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