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Nuria Espert Romero

  • Nuria Espert Romero © EFE

    Nuria Espert Romero © EFE






Date of birth

Jun 11, 1935

"Actress, theatre director and stage designer. She is one the outstanding figures of contemporary Spanish theatre. Her incursion into opera added nuances to her directing profile."

Nuria Espert i Romero was born in Hospitalet de Llobretat in 1935. She studied his baccalaureate at the Maragall Institute in Barcelona. She replaced Elvira Noriega in "Medea" at the age of 17. She married Armando Moreno who would become her manager. In 1959 they founded their company and with the premiere of "Gigi" at the Recoletos Theatre in Madrid, she began an important career. Between 1979 and 1981 she was named director of the National Drama Centre alongside José Luis Gómez and Ramón Tamayo. She debuted as an opera director in 1990 with "Electra" at the Liceu Theatre in Barcelona and with "La Traviata" at the National Lyrical Theatre in Madrid. She has continued to direct both in Spain and overseas.


National Theatre Award (1986)
Creu de Sant Jordi Award (1983)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (1983)
Gran Liceu Theatre Gold Medal (2010)
Corral de Comedias Award at the Almagro Festival (2011)
Princesa de Asturias Award for the Arts (2016)
Europe Theatre Award (2018)

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