WHO IS ARTURO

WHO IS ARTURO

ARTURO BRACHETTI

Arturo Brachetti is an Italian artist, worldwidely famous and acclaimed. In many countries he is considered a living legend in the world of theater and visual performing art. He is also an attentive and passionate Director and artistic director, able to range from comic theater to musicals, from magic to variety shows.

Brachetti is now the best quick-change artist in the world, with a “gallery” of over 350 characters , 100 of which interpreted in one evening.

It is so fast that it has been included in the Guiness Book of Records, and its leadership still remains unbeaten. Arturo does not change color only the scope, but the whole character from shoes to hat, passing in the blink of an eye from Scarlett O’Hara to a mariachi, a diva of the Charleston to the Cossack on the bank of the Don.

The master of quick-change

+3.000.000

PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

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CHARACTERS

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ARTURO BRACHETTI

Arturo Brachetti is an Italian artist, worldwidely famous and acclaimed. In many countries he is considered a living legend in the world of theater and visual performing art. He is also an attentive and passionate Director and artistic director, able to range from comic theater to musicals, from magic to variety shows.

Brachetti is now the best quick-change artist in the world, with a “gallery” of over 350 characters , 100 of which interpreted in one evening.

It is so fast that it has been included in the Guiness Book of Records, and its leadership still remains unbeaten. Arturo does not change color only the scope, but the whole character from shoes to hat, passing in the blink of an eye from Scarlett O’Hara to a mariachi, a diva of the Charleston to the Cossack on the bank of the Don.

Arturo: his origins

Arturo “appeared” in Italy, in Turin, magical city par excellence, in 1957 but his career began in Paris, where, as the only quick-change artist in the world, reinvented and brought back the forgotten art invented by Fregoli, becoming for years the flagship attraction of the Paradis Latin. From here on his career is unstoppable, in a continuous crescendo that has established itself as one of the few Italian artists of international level, with a solid reputation outside of our country.

HIS SHOWS

Arturo: his origins

Arturo “appeared” in Italy, in Turin, magical city par excellence, in 1957 but his career began in Paris, where, as the only quick-change artist in the world, reinvented and brought back the forgotten art invented by Fregoli, becoming for years the flagship attraction of the Paradis Latin. From here on his career is unstoppable, in a continuous crescendo that has established itself as one of the few Italian artists of international level, with a solid reputation outside of our country.

ARTURO: HIS UNIVERSES

Arturo brings to the stage the best Italian art: elegance, imagination, love of beauty, creativity and humor. It represents a positive image of Italy in the world – the artists, the cinema, the great legengs of the show-business.

He creates his performances drawing on the same sources of the great masters of cinema and variety shows, such as the commedia dell’arte, the French varietè, the same that inspired Federico Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.

Naturally curious, Arturo has never stopped experimenting with new forms of shows by rediscovering traditional techniques  or creating new ones.

In addition to variety, which he prefers, he has worked in the prose theatre, television, cinema, drama, symphonic music, traditional and contemporary circus, musicals, direction and artistic directions.

ARTURO: HIS UNIVERSES

Arturo brings to the stage the best Italian art: elegance, imagination, love of beauty, creativity and humor. It represents a positive image of Italy in the world – the artists, the cinema, the great legengs of the show-business.

He creates his performances drawing on the same sources of the great masters of cinema and variety shows, such as the commedia dell’arte, the French varietè, the same that inspired Federico Fellini and Charlie Chaplin.

Naturally curious, Arturo has never stopped experimenting with new forms of shows by rediscovering traditional techniques  or creating new ones.

In addition to variety, which he prefers, he has worked in the prose theatre, television, cinema, drama, symphonic music, traditional and contemporary circus, musicals, direction and artistic directions.

ARTURO: HIS STORY

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1999 - 2008 THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES

2000 L'Homme mille visage Paris Marigny Arturo BrachettiOne man show directed by Serge Denoncourt and produced by Festival “Juste Pour Rire”, “Man of a 1000 Faces” is considered the masterpiece that sanctified Arturo Brachetti worldwide attention. A collage of all his most successful pieces: the “screen”, Fregoli, the four seasons, the hat, the world of cinema, the flight, Chinese luomodaimillevoltishadows, up to the amazing homage to Fellini. Critics all over the world praised the show. In Paris it won the Moliere Award in 2000 and was the most popular show of the year. In Canada it won the Olivier Award for the theater. In Paris the numbers are staggering: 600,000 spectators in three different theaters: Marigny, Mogador and Casino de Paris. After the tour in France, Switzerland and Belgium the show landed in 2003 in various US cities, and in Italy from 2006 to 2008.

1998/99 -SOGNO DI UNA NOTTE DI MEZZA ESTATE

1998-99 Sogno di una notte di mezza estate Arturo BrachettiScenes by Aldo De Lorenzo, costumes by Claudia Scutti. Directed by Duccio Camerini. Produced by Compagnia del Gentile e Nuovo Teatro. After years of vaudeville Arturo confronts a great classic in a rave version of the famous Shakespearean play. Puck (Arturo) comes flying from a TV in front of the astonished eyes of Hermia and then takes her to the nocturnal and magical place: a forest of post industrial machinery, an abandoned factory where everyone is having a great party. Hermia finds in her dream all the characters of his daily life transfigured in an end-of-the-millennium night. Titania is a disco queen, the comedians are three junkies and Puck himself is a leprechaun from Videomusic. The show has been very successful especially among young people who have more appreciated the unusual setting of an eternal story.

1996-98 BRACHETTI IN TECHINCOLOR

1996-97 97-98 Brachetti in techincolor Arturo BrachettiWritten by Marconi-Brachetti. Scenes by Aldo Di Lorenzo, costumes by Zaira de Vincenti, directed by Saverio Marconi. Starring Kevin Moore, Crescentia Guarnieri (Laura Di Mauro). Produced by Compagnia della Rancia. A divertissement on filmmaking. In a hypothetical 2095 the culture is the prerogative of a few, so a small group of terrorists decides to enter the bunker where is contained the whole film production of the twentieth century to unleash it. They bring along the replicant Arthur who should store data. It soon realized that the replicant is damaged: he mixes the data and creates a hilarious pastiche on cinema. Arturo thus evokes all the myths Hollywood: Cleopatra, Nero, Esther Williams, John Whyne, Ben Hur, Scarlett O’Hara, 007 and many others in a comical theatrical zapping. The show was entirely recorded and broadcast by RAI-2 three times for the cycle “Palcoscenico”.

1996 - FREGOLI

1996 Fregoli 2 Arturo BrachettiTheatre: protagonist in FREGOLI, musical by Ugo Chiti and Bruno Moretti, directed by Saverio Marconi. Scenes by Aldo De Lorenzo, costumes by Zaira De Vincenti, choreography by Bjork Lee. Production Compagnia della Rancia. Golden Ticket Award for highest number of tickets sold in the theater season 94-95 (280,000) This slightly dark musical is definitely one of the most successful shows of Arturo and the director Saverio Marconi. The technical skills of the artist were mixed with the presence of a mature actor with a real and consistent story. At the end of 1899 Leopoldo Fregoli, the great quick-change artist, is suffering from scarlet fever. Assisted by his wife Velia (Biancamaria Lelli), he relives all his memories fueled by the delirium of fever. The impresario tries to replace Fregoli with Romulus, his double and his lover, but the evil hunchback Cato reveals the news to the press. Arturo surprisingly plays both roles Fregoli and Romulus. The successful mix of talents makes this show a great event for musical theatre in Italy. In two memorable moments Brachetti launches an avalanche of transformations: the parody of the opera Aida the trunk of the Café-Concert.

1995 - ARTURO IN JAPAN

1995 L'Asino vola Giappone Arturo BrachettiFor the first time Arturo assembles the numbers of his repertoire in a one-man show to be presented as part of a Western culture festival.

1994 - FANTASISSIMO

1994 Fantasissimo Berlin Winter Garten Arturo BrachettiA themed poetic variety in the classical tradition of the Music Hall, at the Wintergarten in Berlin. Amazing artists alternate on-stage but they are nothing but ghosts of men who have died without having had the chance to build their own special wish. In this “afterlife stage” they become masters of what they failed in life… Among the chosen artists: Galina, the Duo Bondarenko, the Chen Brothers, Toby Rigs, One Lanka…

1992 - IL MISTERO DEI BASTARDI ASSASSINI

Il Mistero dei bastardi assassini 2 Arturo Brachettiwith Monica Scattini and Roberto Citran. Scenes by Giovanni Licheri, costumes by Patrizia Bongiovanni, music by Tiziano Popoli. Directed by Guglielmo Ferro. Production Plexus – Lucio Ardenzi.

Comedythriller where Arturo plays eight illegitimate brothers contending a legacy and killing each other. In the original French version they simply murdered each other with a pistol, but in Brachetti’s version the eight (six brothers and two sisters) shoot  arrows, hang each other, poison each other and even behead each other. Among the farce and the Grand Guignol the comic mechanism is exhilarating thanks to the skill of Monica Scattini and Roberto Citran. To encourage the public to recognize Arturo in the eight “bastards” they all had red hair.

1984 - SQUARE ROUNDS

1984 - Square Rounds London Arturo Brachetti

In an ammunition factory in 1918 a group of 20 women workers, an old worker and a young man who came back shocked by war discuss about the misuse of inventions, born to serve good purposes but then often used by man for petty purposes, even war purposes. Art (the soldier) at the end of the first act is left alone in the factory. Sniffing a laughing gas bottle he starts to laugh uncontrollably. He quick-changes to a soldier and lives for a few moments the scene of the battlefield. The costume explodes to become the Mother in black, veiled and with a lighted candle in hand, weeping while awaiting the return of her son. The emotional impact, accompanied by visual surprise, leaves the viewers petrified and a few seconds pass before the liberating applause.

1991 - I MASSIBILLI

Arturo regista e protagonista con, tra gli altri, Mariangela D’ Abbraccio. Costumi Patrizia Bongiovanni. Musiche Tiziano Popoli. Produzione Plexus – Lucio Ardenzi Una compagnia di sette attori sta provando una commedia di boulevard. Poiché mancano gli attori per interpretare i ruoli minori, il regista obbliga il suggeritore (Arturo) a prenderne il posto. Egli diventa così il deus ex-machina di tutta la vicenda trasformandosi in maniera sempre più pirotecnica in ben 33 personaggi differenti. In finale la prima attrice (Mariangela d’Abbraccio) si accorge finalmente di lui e se ne innamora. In questa cavalcata comica Arturo rivela tutte le sue doti di attore polimorfe cambiando non solo di costume ma anche di voce, di andatura e di caratterizzazione. Lo spettacolo resta in cartellone per due stagioni aprendo ad Arturo la porta sul teatro di prosa.

Arturo director and star with, among others, Mariangela D ‘Abbraccio. Costumes by Patrizia Bongiovanni. Music by Tiziano Popoli. Produzione Plexus – Lucio Ardenzi. A seven actors company is trying a boulevard comedy. Since they don’t have actors to play the minor roles, the director obliges the prompter (Arturo) to take his place. He becomes the deus ex machina of the whole show quick-changing in as many as 33 different characters. In the final, the first actress (Mariangela d’Abbraccio) finally realizes it’s him and falls in love. This Arturo comic ride reveals all his skills as a polymorphous actor who’s able not only to change costumes but also voice, gait and characterization. The show remained on the bill for two seasons, opening the door to Arthur to prose theatre.

M.BUTTERFLY


1989 M Butterfly Arturo Brachetti
with Ugo Tognazzi. Play by J. Wong, music by Tiziano Popoli. Directed by John Dexter. Produced by Plexus – Lucio Ardenzi. Italian version of the famous Broadway play that was interpreted in London by Antony Hotpkins and later became a film starring Jeremy Irons. Based on a true story, it tells the story of Mr. Gallimard (Tognazzi), the French ambassador in Beijing in the 70s, whose lover is a charming Chinese woman; after twenty years he discovers that it is not only a man, but it is also a spy hired by the Maoist government. A comedy about truth and fiction, on the East and West relations and the social roles of man and woman. Arturo is half a sweet Chinese woman and the other half a sneaky spy.

1987-88 IN PRINCIPIO ARTURO

1987-88 In Principio Arturo Arturo Brachettiwritten with Giorgio Gaber and Giampiero Aloisio. Scenes by Rinaldo Rinaldi, costumes by Patrizia Bongiovanni, music by Cialdo Capelli, coreography by Kevin Moore, directed by Tino Schirinzi. Production Ater Teatro. A psychologist with Freudian features presents the story of Arturo: a lonely and mysterious boy who spends his time in a old abandoned factory where he thinks of himself as God and recreates with found objects an ironic version of the Bible. Helped by Kevin Moore who plays the devil, Art becomes a whole bunch of characters: God creating heaven on earth, Adam who invented the fire, Eve, the apple, Salome who strips down to the bone, Noah fishing live fish from the Ark etc. ending with the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. At the end of this absurd game it is discovered that the psychologist is actually Arturo.

1987 - AMAMI ARTURO

1987 Amami Arturo - Arturo BrachettiTheatre: co-author and main character in AMAMI ARTURO, musical, scenes by Eugenio Guglielminetti, music by Giancarlo Chiaramello, coreography by Vittorio Biagi, directed by Filippo Crivelli. Production by Ater Teatro.  The Ater Teatro is interested in the success of the enfant prodige Brachetti and produces this musical written by Arturo and Guido Davico Bonino. In the story a boy (Arturo) after years of absence returns to his mother (Carmen Scarpitta) who runs a club on a terrace of a metropolis. Verbal clashes and truth games are alternated with musical interludes, choreographic or magic numbers, the Oedipal relationship metaphors of love-hate relationship between the two. Art dreams to kill the mother by sawing her in two (photo), in another scene you imagine a meeting in heaven where the dancers-clouds move around the mother who hovers in flight to kiss his son. Art opens another page in his career where the realistic and recited actions are mixed with pure divertissement and spectacular moments. The Italian theater audience becomes attached to this genre by placing Brachetti among his favorites.

1985 - VARIETÀ

1985 Varieta Roma Teatro Argentina Arturo Brachetti

Directed by Maurizio Scaparro. Choreography by Gino Landi. Starring Massimo Ranieri and Marisa Merlini, Toni Ucci, Livia Romano. Other actors and a dance crew of 16 dancers. Production Teatro Stabile di Roma. Under the direction of Massimo Scaparro the Teatro Stabile di Roma decided to produce a popular show with an unprecedented cultural reference: the Variety. The story-teller, a wild Massimo Ranieri, takes us on this journey through the musical-light theater Italian between the great wars; from Cafè Chantant to the Rivista. On the empty stage of the Teatro Argentina the characters appear as if they were rehearsing: the “canzonettiste”, “goals tellers”, ballets, sketches once performed by Totò, Petrolini, by Wandissima (photo). Arturo performs in several solo parts and is the only artist in “costume”. The success of the show in the whole of Italy is so unexpected and fulminant Art becomes the revelation of the year.

CHRISTMAS GALA FOR THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

Christmas Gala for the British royal family at the Covent Garden Royal Opera House London. It is a great honor for any artist to perform in the Christmas Gala at the Opera House of Covent Garden. If we consider that the Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Diana are in the audience and the sister of the queen herself, Margareth, presents the evening, the heart beats really strong. Art has a number of transformations the first of which is a parody of an opulent opera singer so even today he can say without lying: “I sang La Traviata at Covent Garden”

1983 - ``Y`` PICCADILLY THEATRE LONDON

1983 Y London Piccadilly manifesto 2 Arturo BrachettiArturo is the author and star in “Y” Piccadilly Theatre London. Scenes by Pierre Simonini, music by F. Botton, coreography by Molly Molloy, directed by Jean Marie Rivière. “Y” is a luxurious music magazine full of visual surprises. In this show Art plays a different character in each “tableau”. For example he is Casanova in Venice under the water, or is the sun in his palace surrounded by clouds or Dracula who has to sacrifice a victim to the moon. Art performs for the first time and before each other in a flight number: a mechanical Pierrot becomes an angel, hovering on the stage, spins and dies shortly after as a butterfly. The show remained on stage for over a year, culminating in a nomination for the SWET AWARD 1983 (Society West End Theatre Award)

1981 - FLIC-FLAC

1981 Flic FlacArturo is the host and star of FLIC-FLAC written and directed by Andrè Heller. Lights by David Hersey. Arturo hosts this show in German, a show called in the annals of German theater as the rediscovery of the “Varietè,” an opulent and intellectual the hall of wonders, outside space and time, of a Varietè where 70 artists create in the company in dreamlike setting, the strange numbers in the world in a poetic context and Fellini. Dwarves, pythonesses, giant spider women and fireproof women, crocodiles under the snow … and much, much more. Triumphal tour in Austria and Germany in the major theaters and Stadthalle. He won numerous awards and accolades.

1979 - PARADIS LATIN (MUSIC HALL)

1979 Paradis Latin ParisMusic hall in Paris: Arturo is the headliner at Paradis Latin, directed by Jean Marie Riviere (and by at the Olympia). Jean Marie Riviere, the creator of many legendary performances in Paris did not believe Gerard Majax, who presented Brachetti as “the new Fregoli”. The transformation numbers were missing from the French scene for decades. With its first “Six characters in search of writing” Arturo enters into the craziest temple of Parisian music-hall. Apart from his solo exhibition of 10 minutes, Art becomes the wildcard covering all roles of his colleagues when they go on vacation. During the long period of encores Art becomes the curiosity of the moment for the many illustrious spectators regulars of the Parisian theater: Peter Sellers, Sylvester Stallone, Lisa Minnelli, Maurice Bejart.

ELEPHANT MAN(TEATRO)

In the acclaimed number of ELEPHANT MAN, Arturo is a deformed-looking and monstrous man discovered by the Master while hiding a secret diary. The circus impresario forces him to hand over his notes and discovers that it is a collection of handwritten poems by the monster itself. He angily chase the monsteron the stage until he immobilizes and guzzle with the same sheets. Man-elephant, left alone to die, rises as from a chrysalis his beautiful soul, free, angelic getting up flying in the night sky and then fall exhausted like a butterfly that performs his unique and final flight.

2014-15 The Best

429c551c-2c21-40bb-9b52-458046e54ae1_largeArturo Brachetti è giudice di The best. Le meilleur artiste competizione di performer internazionali in onda  su TF1, il più importante canale televisivo francese. Confermata la scelta dell’artista italiano dopo il successo della prima edizione, trasmessa a luglio 2013: i dati di ascolto hanno registrato una media di 4.200.000 telespettatori per puntata. The best (format non ancora giunto in Italia) offre uno sguardo a 360° sulla performing art, con discipline differenti provenienti dai cinque continenti; nella scorsa stagione per esempio sono stati proposti numeri di illusionismo, acrobazie acquatiche, calcio acrobatico manipolazione di laser… fino alle danze tradizionali indiane e alla mapping dance. Proprio per questa trasversalità i giudici scelti sono a loro volta performer capaci di toccare più arti; con Arturo Brachetti ci sono Alessandra Martines, Sébastien Stella e Cynthia Akanga, che quest’anno sostituisce Lara Fabian.

2000 NIKKI

Televisione: personaggio fisso nella sit-comNikki. Prodotta dalla Warner Bros, Hollywood , sei episodi Al seguito del successo del Drew Carey Show, Arturo recitò un ruolo importante nella sit-com “Nikki”, sempre girata negli studi della Warner Bros, a Hollywood. Arturo interpretò la parte di Antonio, costumista stravagante di un Casinò di Las Vegas, dove si svolgeva tutta la stori

L'ANTIFURTO / LA CONCORRENZA

marinaRegia dell’episodio L’antifurto con Marina Massironi, Alessandro Gassman e Gian Marco Tognazzi. In questa sit-com molto divertente, Marina tiene un’agenzia di telegrammi cantati molto scarsa. Gassman e Tognazzi sono due ladri un po’ sfigati che, pensando di essere arrivati in un’agenzia danarosa, cercano di rubare ciò che non c’è. Nell’episodio La concorrenza Arturo appare come attore nel ruolo del “telegramma” mandato appunto dalla concorrenza…

1999 DREW CAREY SHOW

Televisione: personaggio ospite della sit-comDrew Carey Show. Prodotta dalla Warner Bros. Hollywood Nel 1999 Arturo partecipò alla centesima puntata del la sit-com Drew Carey Show. La puntata , come al solito veniva filmata negli studi della Warner Bros. a Hollywood, ma questa volta era in diretta televisiva. Arturo interpretò un giovane che si presenta per essere assunto, non passa l’esame e quindi si trasforma in personaggi sempre più strampalati davanti agli occhi increduli di Drew Carey, la star dello show (foto a sinistra) Una curiosità: la puntata andò in onda 3 volte nella stessa giornata , per i tre fusi orari degli Stati Uniti e per tre volte le parti improvvisate furono diverse. Il giorno dopo, il programma “Access Hollywood” decretò ad Arturo l’appellativo di “The pic of the day” cioè il momento più divertente della precedente giornata televisiva americana e fece rivedere la sequenza.

1993 DISNEY NIGHT OF MAGIC

Televisione: conduttore dello special DISNEY NIGHT OF MAGIC. Prodotto e distribuito in tutte le televisioni del mondo dalla Buena Vista Production. Produttore per la Disney: John Fisher. In questo programma interamente girato di notte a Disneyland Paris Art è un folletto in rosso che accompagna Topolino per il parco. Cambiando adeguatamente di abito e di personaggio ogni qual volta si trovano in un ambiente diverso, Art introduce ospiti quali i Take That, Ray Conniff Jr, Harry Blackestone Jr, i Pendragons, Hans Moretti e molti altri. Nasce qui, per la prima volta, caldeggiato dal produttore John Fisher, il numero del FAR WEST, poi cavallo di battaglia in parecchi spettacoli seguenti.

1985 THE BEST OF MAGIC

Televisione: Conduttore-star di THE BEST OF MAGIC. Prodotto da John Fischer, Thames Television, London Un programma con i più grandi illusionisti del mondo presentati da Arturo che si esibisce anche in 12 numeri differenti: uno in ogni puntata. Tra gli altri: Lance Burton, Jeff Mc Bride, i Pendragons, Max Maven, Rudy Coby, Vic and Fabrini, Finn John, Milo and Roger e molti, molti altri. Nella foto Arturo sorride con gli altri due conduttori: Anthea Turner e Chris Lanham.

1983 AL PARADISE

Televisione: ospite fisso di AL PARADISE di Michele Guardì. Regia di Antonello Falqui. 10 puntate. Dopo alcuni anni all’estero Art ritorna in Italia come ospite fisso della trasmissione “Al Paradise” diretta dallo storico regista del varietà televisivo Antonello Falqui. Nello spettacolo presentato da Oreste Lionello Arturo crea 10 pezzi inediti tra cui: Le quattro stagioni, Magritte (vedi foto), Il viaggio nel mondo dei colori, Marlène, La Butterfly, Il violinista a tre braccia ecc. per un totale di 50 personaggi . “Al Paradise” chiude l’ era degli sfarzosi varietà televisivi pre-registrati. Tra gli ospiti fissi, colleghi di Arturo, vorremmo ricordare con affetto l’ultima apparizione al completo del mitico Quartetto Cetra

2012 - AMMUTTA MUDDICA

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A new show directed by Arturo and starring the trio Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo. Inspired by the life of every day, the trio with actress Silvana Fallisi, juggles bizarre comic situations and characters, such as the emergency that three citizens faces with tax agents or the teasing of some contemporary fashions like tattoos and racing mania.

2006 - ANPLAGHEDD

anplagghedDirector of the new show by Aldo Giovanni and Giacomo, which toured venues all over Italy until November 2006. A DVD was published as well as a TV show for three episodes.

1999 - TEL CHI EL TELUN

Tel Chi el Telunby Aldo, Giovanni e Giacomo starring A.G.G., Marina Massironi and Antonio Cornacchione. Produced by Paolo Guerra, Teatro No Limit Hall, Milano. In this great anthology of sketches A.G.G. have their best repertoire pieces such as automobile, Pdor, the poetry but also some never performed before such as the doctors, the dogs, the shadows, and the monks. The major difficulty is the packaging of the play with later variants for television. The work, in fact, committed Arturo for two months. Broadcast on Channel 5 in four episodes (with an average of 10 million viewers per episode) it became the light show of the year and won the Telegatto.

1995 - I CORTI

I Corti di Aldo Giovanni e GiacomoDirector of I CORTI DI ALDO GIOVANNI E GIACOMO. Produced by Paolo Guerra. Starribg A.G.G. and Marina Massironi. Three friends and a theatrical intellectual (AGG and Marina) sit on the stage as the spectators of a comedy show that will set itself to achieve the “comedic absolute zero”, that is the funniest and at the same time the shortest scene. Of course, the four of them are also the autoironic interpreters of the “show“. Sketches depart from the longest, three twins in the womb to get to the shortest, the famous beer bottle of Tafazzi. The show was then transferred from Italy and one from Tele More. A curiosity: the videotape of the show, with 500,000 copies sold, was a best-seller, coming after “Pink Floyd The Wall” and “The Three Tenors”.

1997 - METAFISICO, METÀ FA SCHIFO

director of META FISICO, META’ FA SCHIFO by and starring Raul Cremona. Production Paolo Guerra. First play by Raul Cremona where he takes on tour its fun characters: The Wizard Oronzo, Manipolini, the singer of Las Vegas and others.

2002 ARPA DI SERA, BELCANTO SI SPERA

Theatre: directed by Brachetti and Valenta,  Arpa di sera, belcanto si spera with Vittorio Valenta (harp) and Silvia Testoni (soprano) A (very) comic classical music concert for harp and soprano. A music journey from the Opera to Enya, from musical comedies to Queen.

2000 L'INFINITAMENTE PICCOLO

Music: direction of the new concert L’infinitamente piccolo by Angelo Branduardi. Musical version of the Canticle of the Creatures of St. Francis. A musical journey around the myths related to the saint and religious and cultural life of the time. We all feel very young towards the universe, we are like an asteroid around the earth, like a child looking out a large window.

CENT RANCUNES

Film: CENT RANCUNES by Caroline Roboh. Starring as the spirit of the forest in a story of raped girls, ghosts and mysterious apparitions in a magical Scotland, between lakes and abandoned castles.

1983 CLEMENTINE TANGO

Film: CLEMENTINE TANGO. Cult-movie by Caroline Roboh. Arturo’s first film experience. Arturo plays (in fact) Arturo, an ambiguous and magical individual perhaps a human being, maybe a ghost, androgynous and diabolic. The story is a journey of initiation in which an aristocratic family boy, investigating the past of his father, discovers his life, his sexuality and incestuous love for Clementine, his half-sister. This film, premiered at the Berlin International Festival and was also presented at the MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Guinness World Record

Guinness World Record

Since 2006 Arturo is in the Guinness World Records as the fastest quick-change artist in the world and as the only quick-change artist to perform 80 transformations in a two-hours show.