"Imagine a finely crafted production, with elaborate sets, luxurious costumes, (...) Beyond the music, it's a visually stunning staging, a sight rarely seen on Brazilian stages."
Nelson Kunze, movimento.com
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An exquisite director skilled in handling large ensembles, Jorge Takla is one of the most active figures in both theater and opera fields, always engaged in major productions alongside top-tier actors and musicians within the Brazilian cultural landscape. His productions are consistently marked by their high quality. Having graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Paris) and the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique (Paris), he began his professional career alongside Robert Wilson in 1974. Takla performed and directed at LaMama Theater in New York from 1974 to 1976.
In Brazil, Takla directed and produced over 100 theater, musical theater, and opera performances.
He directed the operas The Abduction from the Seraglio, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Tosca, Don Quichotte, The Rake's Progress, Candide, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Il Tabarro, The Marriage of Figaro, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Merry Widow, Cartas Portuguesas, and other works that were presented at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, Colón Theater of Buenos Aires, Solís Theater of Montevideo, Palace of Arts in Belo Horizonte, and Amazon Theater in Manaus.
In theater and dance, he directed My Fair Lady, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I, West Side Story, Victor/Victoria, Mademoiselle Chanel, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Vermelho, Last Moons, Medea, Electra, The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Cabaret, Petit-Bourgeois, Madame Blavatsky, Memories of China, Paris, Hulda, Phaedra 1980, and dozens of other plays.
Takla also designed various sets, costumes, lighting, and translations.
He served as the Director of the Theater Division of CIE-Brazil from 2002 to 2004 and was also the owner of the Procópio Ferreira Theater from 1983 to 1992.
He is a Grand Officer of the Order of the Ipiranga and holds the title of Citizen of São Paulo.