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Camilla Tassi

Born in Florence, Italy, and described by Third Coast Percussion as "sharing passion for meaningful cross-disciplinary collaboration", Camilla Tassi is a designer and musician interested in the production of music and theatrical performances.

Her work as a projection designer includes Golijov's Falling Out of Time (Carnegie Hall)Apollo's Fire's tour of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (Cal Performances & UMS Michigan), Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror (Baltimore Center Stage & Long Wharf Theater) Pollock's Stinney: An American Execution (PROTOTYPE Festival, NYC), Talbot's Path of Miracles (Conspirare), Mozart's Magic Flute (Berlin Opera Academy), Scarlatti's Il Primo Omicidio (Yale Voxtet), Glass' The Fall of the House Usher for Arthur Yorinks (MASS MoCA), Handel's Alcina (Yale Opera), Carissimi's Jepthe (Hopkins Center for the Arts), Tesori's Fun Home (David Geffen School of Drama),  as well as for recitals, chamber music, and theater. 

As a video designer, she has led design and film work for groups such as The Washington Chorus (DC), Les Délices (OH), The Princeton Festival (NJ), and Chicago Ear Taxi Festival (IL).

Passionate about the production process, she has produced and directed musical works, including Song from the Uproar by Missy Mazzoli and Talk to Me Like the Rain by Larry Delinger. She's also produced G.F. Handel's La Resurrezione HWV 47 and If This is a Man: music, science, and humanity, an interdisciplinary project and tribute to Italian chemist and author Primo Levi - which included the US Premiere of Ennio Morricone's Se questo e` un uomo for chamber orchestra, soprano, and reciting voice. Other productions include an original multimedia presentation on Giacomo Carissimi's music, Pen e tormenti, and she has assistant directed at the Berlin Opera Academy and Oberlin in Italy Arezzo Opera Festival.

As an Italian coach & translator, she has created program translations for Carnegie Hall (L'Arpeggiata), worked for Apollo's Fire, and coached diction for recitals and performances.

As a coloratura soprano, Camilla has had the chance to perform operatic roles such as "Cunegonde" in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, "Celia" in Roger Steptoe's opera premiere As You Like It, and "Drusilla" in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea. Chorally, she sang with the Yale Schola Cantorum and NYPhil. She's also taken lessons in piano, organ, and harpsichord.
Camilla holds a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Music (with a Minor in Italian Studies) from the University of Notre Dame and a MA in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College. She was a Research Fellow in Projection Design at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, where she completed an MFA under Wendall Harrington.

Recent Awards

- Robert L. Tobin Director-Designer Prize, Opera America, 2023 (won)

- Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship, 2022 (won)

- Connecticut Critics Circle, 2022 (nominated)

- San Diego Opera Hack (proposal winner, 2021)

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