Zamira Pasceri (Turin 1977) began studying the music in the Conservatory “G. Verdi” where she graduated in piano in 1988. In the same years she studied classical and contemporary dance with Susanna Egri, Giulio Cantello, Steve La Chance, Andre De La Roche and Paul André Sagel, director of the Lecoq school in Paris.
She moved to Milan where she specialized in dance and began her first professional experiences with Raffaele Paganini, Manuel Frattini, Tiziana Cona and Daniel Ezralow, the co-founder of MOMIX.
She began studying Theater with Alessandro Quasimodo and she graduated three years later in Teatro Arsenale in Milan, directed by Marina Spreafico. She completed her studies with numerous laboratories of differents methods including the one directed by Julia Valery, actress from the Odin Teatret of Eugenio Barba. She began a wide professional collaboration with Alessandro Quasimodo, making her debut as an actress in the show In pietra mutata ogni voce directed by Angelo Ruta and made in Modica for the centenary of the Salvatore Quasimodo birth. She acted in Amore giá piangendo la bellezza and in the recital Lettere d’amore tra Sibilla Aleramo e Salvatore Quasimodo. She is co-protagonist in the film Gli Arcangeli, supported by the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, with the actor Franco Branciaroli.
She graduated in D.A.M.S. (Discipline of the Arts, Music and show) with an etnomusicology work under the direction of Febo Guizzi.
She was the protagonist of the macro show Genova, European capital of culture directed by La Fura dels Baus. Later, she moved to Barcelona where she joined the company acting in the Naumon project, the theater ship that traveled in Europe, Africa and Asia. She worked with all of the directors of the company, and the main shows were: Don Qujote, directed by Jurgen Müller for the Salamanca International Arts Festival; Dreams in flight by Miki Espuma for the Singapore Arts Festival, Sziget Festival in Budapest and for the International Arts Festival in Perth, Australia; the Centennial show of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló in Barcelona, directed by Alex Ollé. She is the protagonist in numerous projects by Carlus Padrissa including: Prometheus for the Classical Theater Festival of Merida, macro shows with Carlos Nuñez, Naumaquia for the Beiteddine Festival in Beirut and for the SummerTyne Festival in New Castle, England.
Since 2008 she has collaborated on the staging and choreography of Carlus Padrissa’s projects. Among the most important projects: Carmina Burana presented since 2008 all over the world. Macro shows like Global Rheingold in Duisburg, the Closing show of the South American Olympic Games in Medellin-Colombia. Cielo Arte in Sao Paulo, O in Montevideo and the Parsifal for the Linz Opera Theater. She is assistant director in Tribute to Norman Foster in the British Museum in London and in the Orfeo by Monteverdi, Respighi Roman Trilogy of which she is director revival in the Ohrid Festival of Macedonia, Teatro Comunale in Bologna and in the Kremlin Opera House in Moscow. She signs the regie of the Orfeo and Euridice by Gluck in the Teatro Solís of Montevideo and the International Festival of Granada.
She directs, together with Padrissa, the Samson et Dalila of Saint-Saëns, in the Teatro dell ‘Opera in Rome, with the musical direction of Charles Dutoit and with Olga Borodina, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Aleksandro Antonenko as protagonists.
Among the collaborations with illustrious conductors, including G. Prêtre, C. Dutoit and J. Valcuha, memorable is the one with Zubin Mehta in the Mandela Forum in Florence, for 6,000 people, with the Maggio Musicale Fioretino.
She is director and choreographer of Samson et Dalila in the Palau de les Arts of Valencia.
She directs Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in the Auditorium Master Padilla of Almería with more than 300 artists on stage.
She directs Aida in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall with a big success in audience and critics.
The collaboration with the Fura del Baus continues in macro shows as the Klangwolke of Linz, the Amor Brujo and Opera such as Thamos, king of Egypt, presented in the Felstenreitshule of Salzburg, The Creation of Haydn represented, all over the world including La Seine musical of Paris and Lincoln Center of New York. She is director revival of this production in the Kaohsiung Opera House in Taiwan and in the Art Center of Incheon-Seoul in Korea.
In August 2019 she directed The Magic Flute at the Teatro Solís in Montevideo, for which she is also the author of video, scenery, costumes and lights. The production has been nominated, in the prestigious Florencio prize, for the best direction and staging of opera in 2019.
In 2020 he collaborates with La Fura dels Baus in the staging of “Pastorale for the Planet” making his debut at the Seine Musicale in Paris and at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, which will follow a world tour in the coming months.
In 2020 is director of the revival for the Tannhäuser of Wagner, in the Teatro alla Scala of Milan.
In 2021 is director of the revival for the Creation of Haydn in Zaryadye Concert Hall di Moscow.