Born in Bucharest in 1950, Silviu Purcărete studied stage direction at the Theatre Academy of his hometown. During the first years of his career, he worked with the Youth Theatre (Teatrul Tineretului) of Piatra Neamt and the National Theatre of Constanta (Teatrul de Stat Constanta). Since 1978, he has successfully collaborated with the Teatrul Mic and taught at the Theatre Academy of Bucharest. But his collaboration with the National Theatre of Craiova was the real turning point in his career. Much of his work was now highly acclaimed abroad: Tokyo, Melbourne, Munich, Vienna, Glasgow, London, São Paolo etc.
In 1992, Silviu Purcărete became the director of the Teatrul Bulandra in Bucharest. In January 1996, he was appointed by the French Minister of Culture to lead the Théâtre de l’ Union, a national dramatic centre in central France. In September 1997, he created the Theatre Academy of the Théâtre de l’ Union, a training school for young actors. A few years later, in 2002, Purcărete founded his own company with a group of regular actors.
Purcărete became an individual member of the Union of European Theatres (UTE). He also staged many operas at the Scottish Opera, Theater und Philarmonie Essen, Theater Bonn in Germany and the Wiener Staatsoper in Austria.
He has received numerous awards and distinctions, among them the French Order of the Knights of the Arts and Letters and the Romanian Star Order.
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