Italian Set Designer Luigi Scoglio was born in Basel, Switzerland on 17 July 1973. He completed his studies at the Goldsmith’s Art Section of the State Arts Institute “E. Basile” (Messina, Sicily) He later moved to Urbino where he attended and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Set Design section, with honours and a degree entitled “Luminous Metamorphosis, theoretical-practical evolution on expressive features of light in the 20th century theatre”.
He currently works as a Set Designer in theater (opera and drama), movie and advertising, in Italy and abroad as well. Since 1999, he diligently collaborates with opera companies, theatre companies, theatre directors (Luca Ronconi, Michał Znaniecki, Mario Corradi, Rosetta Cucchi, Italo Nunziata, Fabrizio Crisafulli, Anne Riitte Ciccone, Denis Krief, Patricia Panton, Giorgio Rossi, Paolo De Falco, Natalia Babinska), Italian and international artists in the fields of opera, drama, experimental theater, dance and musical theatre.
Since 1999, he has developed a fruitful artistic partnership with director Michał Znaniecki, joining him in his most important opera and drama productions in Europe and other continents.
He is also involved in video installations, photography, installations and visual design of composition at art exhibitions and set design-related shows or events.
In 2010, he was nominated for The Best Production Designer in Poland, for the musical The Producers (season 2008/09; Teatru Rozrywki, Chorzów).
In 2011, he won the first prize with all his creative crew in the category of The Best Production of the Year, with Eugene Onegin.
Projects (season 2009-2015): Poland: The Producers, Ernani, The Fairy Queen, Onegin, Candide, Spain: Ernani, Onegin, Italy: Candide, Tel Aviv (Israel): Ernani. La Plata (Argentina): Onegin. Switzerland, Poland: Demetrio,King of Syria. Montevideo (Uruguay): Onegin. Buenos Aires (Argentina): Hagith. Spain, Poland: King Roger (2012). Poland: Our House (musical). Tel Aviv: Traviata (Big open air production in the Masada Desert – 2014), Un ballo in maschera (2014). Naples: Onegin. Trondheim: Carmen. Split: Mefistofele. Kraków: The Love for Three Oranges. Naples: Il trovatore (2014 December). Tigre River (Buenos Aires): The Fairy Queen. Poland: Billy Elliot (musical). Budapest: Faust. Masada Desert (Tel Aviv): Carmina Burana. Como (Italy): Pagliacci. Wrocław (Poland): The Fairy Queen. Kraków: King Roger. Tel Aviv: Il trovatore