Vincenzo Raponi

Vincenzo Raponi was born in Latina and has a degree in Psychology. He began working in theatre at the age of sixteen with the “Il Baule” company.

He worked with acting theatre companies until 1996 to then make his debut in Grand Opera as Lighting Designer. Since 2000 (Rossini’s “Otello” at London’s Covent Garden), he has continued to design lighting for Maestro Pier Luigi Pizzi. His work ranges from standard classic repertoire (“I Due Foscari”, “Semiramide”, “Falstaff”, “The Magic Flute”, “Salomé”, “Un Giorno di Regno”, “Attila” and “La Gioconda”) to contemporary repertoire with works by Britten, Henze, Kornold and Hindemith. He has worked with Maestro Werner Herzog on “The Magic Flute” and “The Flying Dutchman”. He designed the lighting under the direction Giorgio Marini for “The Capulets and the Montagues” and the theatre adaptation of “Oh Happy Eyes” and “The Twins”. He also designed the lighting for “Adina” and “La Scala di Seta” at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Under the direction of Maestro De Simone, Vincenzo Raponi inaugurated Teatro Petruzzelli with a production of “Turandot”.

His work in Dance repertoire includes lighting design for the Kitonb extreme dance company and Gli Argonauti, productions choreographed by Luca Veggetti and for several shows featuring Roberto Bolle.

His experience in the field of Art includes the lighting for Caravaggio’s Madonna di Loreto and the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Capuchins on Rome’s Via Veneto. He has also curated several exhibits under the direction of Maestro Pizzi such as “Una Quadreria del Seicento“ (Ajaccio), “Franco Maria Ricci” (The Ducal Palace at Colorno), “Vetri nel mondo oggi” (Venice),“Yemen” (Rome), “Padre Matteo Ricci” (Vatican City) and “Roma al tempo di Caravaggio” (Rome).

Raponi’s collaboration with the C and C Studio began in 2008. His projects include lighting for the “Venetian Pantheon” and “Sala Luzzatti” at Palazzo Loredan (IVSLA, Venice), an exhibit of works by artists Zhong Biao (Church of Our Lady of the Visitation, Venice) and the restored fresco paintings of Giovan Battista Canal inside the Santo Stefano Parish Church at Martellago.