Paolino Libralato was born in Noale (Venice) in 1958. In 1978 he
received a diploma in pictorial decoration from the State Institute
of Art in Venice and then went on to study set design at the Academy
of Fine Arts, completing his studies in 1984.
Theater - Cinema - Opera
In 1982 he began his apprenticeship under Bellini and Professor Ranchetti, both set designers for La Scala Theatre, learning pictorial and set design techniques. He worked with the important studio until 1988, and then until 1990 worked as a freelance set designer for various studios in Treviso, Trieste, Verona, Novi Ligure, Florence and Rome. Having acquired the necessary experience and expertise, in 1990 he opened his own set design studio in Treviso.
His technical skill and artistic sensibility was seen immediately in his sets, increasing the value of set painting and leaving his mark on theatres and opera houses in Italy and abroad—the Rome Opera House, the Massimo Theatre in Palermo, La Scala Theatre in Milan, the Municipal Theatre of Cagliari, Nissay Theatre in Tokyo, the Sao Carlos Theatre in Lisbon, the Comedie Française and Paris Opera, the Nationale Reisopera di Utrecht, the National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ljubljana, the Washington National Opera, to name just a few.
His work has been praised by leading set designers and directors of international renown, including Mauro Bolognini, Richard Hudson, Emanuele Luzzati and Beni MontresorLeading set designers and directors of international renown, including Mauro Bolognini, Richard Hudson, Emanuele Luzzati and Beni Montresor, have praised his work.