Luis Ernesto Doñas

Gidon Saks, Bass-baritone Cuban stage and film director, Luis-Ernesto Doñas, has been working at Opera di Roma in the Opera Studio along important stage director such as Graham Vick, Damiano Michieletto, Deborah Warner, Emma Dante, Valentina Carrasco, Barry Kosky, Andrea de Rosa and Fabio Chertich among others. He has also directed his own opera pieces in Cuba and Italy.

Luis-Ernesto Doñas has presented the following productions: La Fille du Regiment at Gran Teatro de La Habana “Alicia Alonso,” Winterreise at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, Alcina at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, Leggero ma non troppo at Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso, Rita at Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, Italy, Enea in Caonia, Teatro Torlonia, Rome, Opera in mostra, Museo Palacio Braschi, Rome, La fille du regiment at Donizetti Opera Festival in Bergamo, Italy (Nov. 2021), Acquaprofonda, new opera for young audiences on the pollution of oceans, Opera di Roma (2021), The Indian Queen at Postdam Sansoucci Festival (2022), Otello (Rossini) at Japan Belcanto Festival (2023),

Future opera works by Luis Ernesto Doñas include: Cosí fan tutte, Berlin (2023) and Werther, Ljubliana Opera (2024)

As assistant he has worked in productions including Aida, The Fiery Angel, Die lustige Witwe, Anna Bolena, Die Zauberfloete, Carmen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Billy Bud, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, and I Masnadieri.

As a film director Luis-Ernesto Doñas has produced a long list of short films and documentaries he has presented both in Cuba and internationally. He graduated from Instituto Superior de Arte and EICTV. Here he produced a short film under the supervision of Werner Herzog. He belongs to the Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba".