Franco Marri is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1988, he has deisgned the lighting for over a hundred operas including L’ape musicale, Don Pasquale, L’elisir d’amore, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Edipo re, Nabucco, Semiramide, Norma, Die lustige Witwe, Tancredi, Die Fledermaus, La Traviata, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Carlo, L’Italiana in Algeri, Dialogues des Carmélites, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and many others. He has worked in theatres such as La Maestranza in Sevilla, La Zarzuela in Madrid, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Capitole in Toulouse, the Beijing, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires operas, and in Italy’s greatest theatres. After a long partnership with Fabio Spravoli, he has worked with directors like Ugo de Ana, Luca Ronconi, Dario Fo and Pierluigi Pieralli, and regularly works with Stefano Vizioli and Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera.
He recently designed the lights for Lombardi alla Prima Crociata at the Teatro Regio in Torino, Macbeth, Il Trovatore and Il matrimonio segreto at the Opéra de Liège.