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"I have had the pleasure of collaborating with the Fondazione Arena di Verona for many opera seasons and I can vouch for Barbara's great human and moral qualities, and her profound professionalism: always punctual, creative and collaborative in carrying out her work as a director."

                                         LEO NUCCI (Baritone)

"I have known Barbara for 25 years and in this time I have appreciated her artistic skills more and more: her sensibility, fantasy, enthusiasm, concreteness and meticulous preparation before every Production.""

                                                     RENZO GIACCHIERI ( Director)

”Director Barbara Staffolani's show (La Boheme), reserved pleasant surprises and is to be commended for its fluidity and cleanliness."" 

                          L'Opera issue n°198  

" Barbara  has always been  very present and attentive during the phases of preparation for L' Italiana in Algeri at the NCPA of Beijing. With her readiness to follow and make any changes which I requested, Barbara has been a great help in the job of staging, from miming choreagraphic actions to organising the numerous scenery changes, and also to her revival directing of the cast of chinese artists.
She has done a great job, from both a creative and an organizational standpoint, making herself appreciated as well for her remarkable humanity".

                                                                                                   GIANCARLO DEL MONACO ( Director)

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With Maestro Franco Zeffirelli at the Arena di Verona

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