Carla Zanin curriculum vitae

Carla Giovanna Zanin


Carla Zanin has worked for over twenty years in the live performance sector and specifically in classical and choral music and drama. At first she was the organizational manager and then went into marketing and communications. At present she is the President of Opera Network Florence, an institution skilled in opera productions and in the training of young talents and professionals in all the art performances. Thanks to her long activity in marketing culture by creating innovative and responsible methods for supporting the organisation of live performances, without the excessive use of public money, she conceived and developed the Opera Network Project, a complex network system over which operas can be produced with the cooperation of numerous partners who are directly involved; at the moment the partners are some of the most important performing Arts Academies and Theatres such as Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Teatro Verdi di Pisa, Fondazione Festival Pucciniano, Teatro Metastasio di Prato, Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Conservatorio Marenzio Brescia, Teatro Nazionale della Toscana; So many opera productions were staged with this system, the first one was in September 2013, Henry Purcell's "The Fairy Queen".

She is the General Manager of the Ensemble San Felice, with whom she takes part in the research and programming of musical projects in Italy and abroad. Particularly she manages teaching/training projects supported by European Union.

She is the project consultant of Teatro Metastasio di Prato for the training sector.

Since 2012 she is the Executive Chief Officer of the Florence International Choir Festival and she realized the launching of the first edition, focusing particularly on marketing and communications, executive management, public relations and relations with the authorities.

The following are the most important recent activities:
Throughout the year 2011 she was Marketing and and Development consultant for the Associazione Maggio Fiorentino Formazione which is the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Training Academy.

In 2008 and 2009 she was the cultural consultant to the UN for the development programme UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) concerning international cooperation in the Maghreb region. In 2009 she organised a music and theatre atélier in Fès (Morocco) as part of the project entitled "La représentation culturelle et artistique de la femme dans la zone euro-méditerranéenne".

Carla Zanin was production director for three editions (in 2007, 2008 and 2009) of the Magna Graecia Teatro Festival, the travelling theatre event held among the archeological sites in the Calabria Region - Italy.

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