roberto

Roberto
Cordovani

Actor

Actor, author, director, producer, translator and voice actor. Roberto Cordovani has multiple artistic skills. Although he was born in Brazil, he has also Portuguese and Spanish nationalities. The passion for the arts came up at the age of six, when he started watching productions at “Teatro  Municipal” in São Paulo. “My grandfather was a set designer, worked for directors such as Procópio Ferreira and Dulcina de Moraes. My aunt was a chorus girl and dancer from the company of the producer Walter Pinto who was the precursor of Brazilian Magazines Theater. Soon, it awakened my interest in theater. Puppets, marionettes, interpretation, paper costumes took part in my life”.

As a teenager, Cordovani studied classical ballet. “It was an extreme complicated time for a boy to study ballet: I had to hide it even from my family”, he says, which father worked as a bank executive and his other as a computer systems analyst. He amended several functions as long as he discovered the paths of his artistic passion. After the dance, he performed dubbing for television, voluntary reading work in NGOs and was interpreter for blind-deaf people in the prevention of suicide, among others. “This strengthened me as a director, actor and theatrical produce.”

In the theater, there are more than four decades of uninterrupted work. He won the prestigious award as the Best Actor of London and in the festival of Edinburgh, in Scotland, as the Best Director in “Profile Looks”(The Greta Garbo Myth), giving life to Greta Garbo in 1988;  and the “Compostela de Teatro Prize” in Spain for the show “Eva Perón”, in the same category as the Best Actor, in which performed Eva Perón in 1995. Among other prominent shows: “Amar, verbo Intransitivo (2017), “A Paixão” according to Nelson Rodrigues (2016), “Lola” – The Musical forbidden by Nazism (2015), The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1991/2013), The Miracle of Anne Sullivan (1976/2014). “Sometimes doing theater is simple as long as you work in your truth. We are interlocutors of an era”, he argues, with experience acquired in the subject.

Cordovani presents himself in Europe in Portuguese. He has already covered nine countries and 320 European cities with his productions. This relationship with the stages is so intense that in 2006, he decided to have his own theater. He founded “Teatro Arte Livre” in Vigo (Spain), with a seating capacity for 120 seats, which he maintained for about ten years.” I am an entrepreneur, I believe in dreams, in projects, I turn them into achieviments” he says. After a solid career in theater, he returned to Brazil in 2017 as a guest star of TV Globo for special participation in the soap opera” Mundo Novo”, invited by the director Vinicius Coimbra, like the villain Sebastião Quirino. His performance earned praise from specialized criticism and nomination for TV awards. “I don’t feel the difference between TV and theater. Actually, on TV I have the concern about reaching the person in the 18th row as in theater. I can whisper and the voice reaches the television viewer. The truth on the scene is the same” he says.

Experience and Skills

Portuguese
Spanish
Galician
2018 – JORNAL EXTRA AWARDS (RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL)

Category:  Male Revelation
Novel: Novo Mundo – Globo TV
Character: Sebastião Quirino (Villain)

 

2013 – VII FESESTE (SÃO PAULO – BRAZIL)

Category: Best Actor
Theater: Garbo Divina 
Character: Greta Garbo

 

1995 – COMPOSTELA THEATER AWARD(SPAIN)

Category: Best Actor 
Theater: Eva Perón, o espetáculo 
Character: Eva Perón

 

1994 – MADRID AUTUMN FESTIVAL (SPAIN)

Category: Best Actor
Theater: Olhares de Perfil (O Mito de Greta Garbo) 
Character: Greta Garbo

 

1989 – CHARRINGTON LONDON FRINGE AWARDS (ENGLAND)

Category: Best Actor
Theater: Olhares de Perfil (The Myth of Greta Garbo)
Character: Greta Garbo

 

1988 – CARREFOUR DE L’EUROPE (FRANCE)

Category: Best Actor
Theater: Olhares de Perfil (O Mito Greta Garbo) 
Character: Greta Garbo

2017 – NOVO MUNDO – GLOBO TV

Writer: Alessandro Marson e Tereza Falcão
Direction: Vinicius Coimbra
Character: Sebastião Quirino
Brazil 

2015 – OLHARES DE PERFIL (THE MYTH OF GRETA GARBO)

Writer: Roberto Cordovani and Alejandra Guibert 
Direction: Raphael Amorim and Andrea Costakazawa
Character: Gustaffson and Greta Garbo 
Brazil / Spain

2019 – A DAMA DAS CAMÉLIAS
Writer: Alexandre Dumas Filho

Director: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Marguerite Gautier
Brazil / Portugal

 

2018 – DR. JEKYLL E MR. HYDE

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: All Characters of the Work
Spain / England / Portugal / Brazil

 

2017 – AMAR, VERBO INTRANSITIVO

Writer: Mario de Andrade 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Fraulein
Brazil

 

2017 – ISADORA DUNCAN E NIJINSKY (A REVOLUÇÃO NA DANÇA)

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Isadora Duncan
Brazil

 

2016 – A PAIXÃO SEGUNDO NELSON DE NELSON RODRIGUES

Theatrical adaptation of Zeca Baleiro
Direction: Debora Dubois
Character: Myrna
Brazil

 

2015– A RAINHA DA NEVE

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Characters:Rainha e Senhorita Verão
Portugal

 

2015 – LOLA (THE MUSICAL SHOW FORBIDDEN BY NAZISM)

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Lola
Spain / Portugal

 

2014 – ANNE SULLIVAN E HELEN KELLER (THE FIGHT FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION)

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Anne Sullivan
Brazil / Spain / Portugal

 

2014 – GARBO DIVINA

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani and Bruno Portela
Character: Greta Garbo
Brazil / Portugal (Lisbon – Madeira Island) / Spain

 

2013 – O RETRATO DE DORIAN GRAY

Writer: Oscar Wilde 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Dorian Gray
Brazil / Spain

 

2012 – A GAIVOTA

Writer: Antón Tchekov
Direction: Eisenhower Moreno
Character: Irina 
Spain

 

2011 – EVA PERÓN (THE SHOW)

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Evita
Argentina / Brazil / Spain / Portugal

 

2011 – O EFEITO DOS RAIOS GAMA NAS MARGARIDAS DO CAMPO

Writer:Paul Zindel        
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Beatriz (Mother)
Brazil / Spain / Portugal

 

2010 – O QUARTO DE GIOVANNI

Writer: JamesBaldwi 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: David
Brazil / Spain

 

2007 – AS BRUXAS DE SALÉM

Writer: Arthur Miller
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Characters: John Proctor
Spain

 

2006 – LOLAS, O ESPETÁCULO PROIBIDO PELO NAZISMO

Writer: Roberto Cordovani, Marga do Val and Eisenhower Moreno
Direction: Roberto Cordovani and Eisenhower Moreno
Character: Klauss / Lola 
Spain

 

2006 -EVITA EVA PERÓN

Writer: Roberto Cordovani and Eisenhower Moreno
Direction: Roberto Cordovani and Eisenhower Moreno
Character: Eva Perón
Spain / Portugal

 

2003 – A VOLTA DO PARAFUSO (THE TURN OF THE SCREW)

Writer: Henry James
Direction: Roberto Cordovani and Eisenhower Moreno
Character: Preceptora
Brazil / Spain

 

2002 – AURORA RODRÍGUEZ E A SUA FILHA HILDEGART

Writer: Marga do Val 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani 
Character: Aurora Rodriguez
Argentina / Spain / Portugal

 

2002 – BELLE OTERO (THE BODY OF SPEECH)

Writer: Marga do Val 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani 
Character:Belle Otero
Spain / Portugal

 

2001 – O EFEITO DOS RAIOS GAMA NAS MARGARIDAS DO CAMPO

Writer: Paul Zindel
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Beatriz
Brazil

 

2000 – LOLA

Writer: Fassbinder
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Lola
Brazil

 

1998 – O EFEITO DOS RAIOS GAMA NAS MARGARIDAS DO CAMPO

Writer: Paul Zindel
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Beatriz
Brazil / Spain

 

1998 – ORLANDO

Writer: Virginia Woolf
Direction: Eunice Muñoz and Roberto Cordovani
Character: Orlando
Brazil / Portugal / Spain

 

 

1998 – ISADORA DUNCAN (THE REVOLUTION IN DANCE)

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Isadora Duncan
Brazil / Bolivia / Portugal / Spain

 

1995 – EVA PERÓN

Writer: Iolanda Aldrei, Angelo Bréa and Roberto Cordovani
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Eva Perón
Argentina / Brazil / Spain / Portugal

 

1993 – TODOS OS HOMENS

Writer: Adolfo Dominguez and Roberto Cordovani
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Philipe
Spain / Portugal

 

1991 – O RETRATO DE DORIAN GRAY

Writer: Oscar Wilde 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Dorian Gray
Brazil / Spain / Portugal

 

1987 – OLHARES DE PERFIL (O MITO GRETA GARBO)

Writer: Alejandra Guibert and Roberto Cordovani
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Gustaffson and Greta Garbo
Brazil / England / France / Germany / Scotland / Spain / Portugal

 

1985 – TRIBOBÓ CITY

Writer: Maria Clara Machado
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Caixa Registradora
Brazil

 

1985 – CLUBE DO GELO

Writer: Janice Theodoro da Silva
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Washington
Brazil

 

1984 – NARCISO E GOLDMUND

Writer:  Herman Hesse
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Goldmund
Brazil

 

1984 – A MENINA E O VENTO

Writer: Maria Clara Machado
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Aunt Adelaide
Brazil

 

1982 – AMAR, VERBO INTRANSITIVO

Writer: Mario de Andrade 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Fraulein
Brazil / Spain / Portugal

 

1982 – A ROSA LÚBRICA

Writer: Walter George Durst
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Brazil

 

1981 – OS GRILOS DA FORMIGUINHA

Writer: Roberto Cordovani 
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Tami
Brazil

 

1981 – A RESISTÊNCIA

Writer: Maria Adelaide Amaral
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Roberto
Brazil

 

1981 – ENTRE MÃOS

Writer: Rosa Marinho
Direction: Ademar Pettine
Character: Anne Sullivan
Brazil

 

1979 – QUEM VIRÁ PARA ESTE OUTONO?

Writer: Maria Rosa Nicoletta
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Jorge
Brazil

 

1976 – O MILAGRE DE ANNE SULLIVAN

Writer: William Gibson
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Anne Sullivan
Brazil

 

1975 – OS PAIS ABSTRATOS

Writer: Pedro Bloch
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Brazil

 

1974 – APAGA A LUZ E FAZ DE CONTA QUE ESTAMOS BÊBADOS

Writer: Ronald Radde 
Direction: Ronald Radde
Character: Homem
Brazil

 

1973 – O CORDÃO UMBILICAL

Writer: Mário Prata
Direction: Roberto Alves de Almeida
Character: Didi (Medicine Student)
Brazil

 

1972 – A ÁRVORE QUE ANDAVA

Writer: Oscar Von Pfuhl
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Coelho
Brazil

1971 – A BELA ADORMECIDA

Based on the work The Tales of Grimm
Direction: Roberto Cordovani
Character: Mensageiro
Brazil

 

1971 – PLUFT, O FANTASMINHA

Writer: Maria Clara Machado
Direction: Humberto Furlan
Character: Plluft
Brazil

2015/2016 – CHICA VAMPIRO – RCN TELEVISION / NICKELODEON

Writer: Marcela Citterio (Colômbia) Character: Walescu Angola / Brazil / Mozambique / Portugal

* Translator, Spanish – Portuguese, of 140 Chapters of the Work

2019 – A Dama das Camélias (Theatrical Adaptation) 

 2018 – Broadway Station (Original – Unpublished)

 2008 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde (Theatrical Adaptation)

 2008 – Aladin Perdido na Galícia

 2007 – Lolas, o Espetáculo e as Canções que Foram Proibidas pelo Nazismo

 2005 – Evita e Eva Perón, in partnership with Eisenhower Moreno

 2003 – A Volta do Parafuso, by Henry James (Theatrical Adaptation)

 2002 – Autor do Livro Teatro Brasileiro na Galícia

 1999 – Em Roma na Primavera, by Tennesse Willians (Theatrical Adaptation)

 1999 – Infâmia or A Hora das Crianças, by Lilian Hellman (Theatrical Adaptation)

 1998/99 – O Crepúsculo dos Anjos (Television Miniseries of Galicia – Spain) 

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