João Carvalho Aboim
Stage Directing Associate
Born in Lisbon, João started playing the piano at the age of 5 and was later mentored by the pianist Maria João Pires. In 2000, he won a Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London where he became an RCM Foundation Scholar. After graduating João went on studying Theatre and had his first experience as an actor in the acclaimed film ‘Adeus, Pai’, directed by Luís Filipe Rocha. João holds an MA in Opera Direction from the Verona Opera. He has worked as Assistant Director in international opera houses such as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Verona Arena and Macerata Opera Festival. He has worked with many renowned directors in productions such as Norma, Medea, La Bohème, Nabucco, Faust, Così fan tutte, Cavalleria Rusticana. Recently he has worked as Assistant Director in the revival of Royal Opera House’s production of Gounod’s Faust by Sir David McVicar for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.