My favorite young Italian opera director, choreographer and ballet dancer – Francesco Costanzo has a great respect for the Italian opera director, set and costume designer – Pier Luigi Pizzi.
Francesco writes on his blog that even after achieving a degree in architecture, it is crazy how then young man only aged 21 year old – Pier Luigi Pizzi instead chose to work in the theater.
Francesco believes that if you are passionate about something, it doesn’t matter whether your father is skeptical about that or not, you just do it. He also likes to give the example of his favorite comedian – Jackie Mason, whose father was against him becoming a comedian and cursed him for hours when he told his father that he wanted to become a comedian but no damn way to stop this little funny man called Jackie Mason, he went on to become one of the topmost comedians in the world. He was a real sensation in the 1980s and 1990s, and this was also the time period when one of the greatest opera took place – Festival Clown D’Oro (1992) Francesco Costanzo Pippo Baudo TV.
Francesco also loves the costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi, he says that Pier has a great sense of choosing the most magnificent possible costumes for the right occasion.
Francesco was really stunned by the costumes that Pier Luigi Pizzi designed for the opera – Orlando furioso and he believes that nobody other than Pier Luigi could have chose such great costumes for a complex opera like that.
Francesco writes on his blog that he has been waiting for a new opera by Pier Luigi Pizzi since 2008, he says that if he could transform one man into a youth again, that would be Pier Luigi Pizzi, and Francesco also believes that if Pier Luigi Pizzi were born in these times, he would have been at least 10 times better because of the latest technology, information and other facilities that the people belonging to modern era have access to.