Giancarlo Cobelli

Giancarlo Cobelli (12 December 1929 – 16 March 2012) was an Italian actor and stage director. He was considered one of the most important directors of Italian theatre.[1]

Giancarlo Cobelli
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Cobelli in 1965
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(1929-12-12)12 December 1929
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Died16 March 2012(2012-03-16) (aged 83)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
OccupationActor, director
Years active1955–1986

Early lifeEdit

Born in Milan, Cobelli studied acting at Giorgio Strehler's Piccolo Teatro, then obtained some success as actor and mime, on stage and on television.[2] Cobelli later was primarily active as theater director,[1] especially devoting himself to operas alongside names such as Riccardo Muti, Roberto Abbado and Riccardo Chailly.[2]


He won several UBU Awards as best director.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Teatro: è morto il regista Giancarlo Cobelli". L'Unione Sarda. 16 March 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Donatella Codonesu (16 March 2012). "Morto Giancarlo Cobelli, lavorò con Muti , Chailly e Abbado". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 1 August 2012.

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