Silvia Costa

A native of Treviso, Silvia Costa studied visual arts and theatre at the IUAV University in Venice.

In 2006 she played the lead role as an actress in Hey Girl! produced by the theatre company Societas Raffaello Sanzio founded by Romeo Castellucci. Until 2020 she participated in most of the director's shows as an artistic collaborator.

She is also pursuing her own artistic projects and since 2007 has been developing a visual and poetic theatre nourished by a deep reflection on images, their meaning and their power on the audience.

As an author, director, performer and set designer, Silvia Costa is a protean artist who uses these different aesthetic fields to further her theatrical approach. Her creations are regularly presented in the main Italian and international festivals such as La quiescenza del seme in 2007 and Musica da Camera in 2008 at the Festival Es. Terni in Terni; 16 b, Come un vaso d'oro adorno di pietre preziose in 2009 at the Lupo Festival in Forli; Stato di grazia and La fine ha dimenticato il principio, un saggio su Pan in 2012 at the Euro-Scene Festival in Leipzig; A sangue freddo and Alla traccia, lode a ciò che è stato rimosso in 2016 at the Uovo Festival in Milan.

She won the Prix de La Nouvelle Création for her production Figure, presented in 2009 at Teatro Valle in Rome. In 2013 she was a finalist for the Script Prize for Quello che di più grande l'uomo ha realizzato sulla terra at the Festival delle Colline in Turin. With this play, she made her first steps on the French stage as a director at the Théâtre de Gennevilliers. In 2016 she presented Poil de Carotte, adapted from Jules Renard's novella at the Théâtre des Amandiers and in 2018 Dans le pays d'hiver, adapted from Dialogues avec Leuco by Cesare Pavese at the MC93 in Bobigny as part of the Festival d'Automne.

Her work is also developing elsewhere in Europe, such as at the Landestheater in Bregenz in 2019 with Wry smile Dry sob inspired by Beckett's Comedy, at the Residenz Theatre in Munich, with a creation based on Memoire de fille by Annie Ernaux, and at the Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen in Hannover.

In 2019, Silvia Costa makes her operatic debut with the staging of Claude Vivier's Hiérophanie alongside the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Cité de la Musique as part of the Festival d'Automne in Paris. In 2020, she creates the staging and sets of Vivaldi's opera Juditha Triumphans at the Stuttgart Opera and the staging of Così fan tutte at the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia. In 2021 she presents Combattimento, La théorie du cygne noir, created with Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondances at the Festival d'art lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence.

She became associate artist of the Théâtre dell'Arte at the Milan Triennale from 2017 to 2019 and of the Centre Dramatique National d'Angers in 2019. Her creations are supported by De Singel, the international arts centre of Flanders from 2021 to 2023. Since 2020, she has been a member of the multidisciplinary ensemble of the Comédie de Valence.

Silvia Costa

Born in:1984