Opera is a performing arts research group that started in 2006 with a production of the same name.Vincenzo Schino (director, visual artist) and Marta Bichisao (dancer, choreographer), partners in art and life, lead the group. The group has been reconfigured over the years both for artistic and manpower reasons. Some people have been with us from the start, while others crossed our path for just a few productions or days.

In its ten years of activity, the group has performed at top Italian theater festivals, and partnered in contemporary events, such as the Triennial in Milan, and the Fortress Albornoz, part of the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto.

It production Sleep won the Lia Lapini and Line d’Ombra prizes in 2010. It was among the groups selected for representing Italian theater in Moscow in 2011. 

Opera has been the focus of numerous articles and close-ups published in national and specialized print media. Students in Italy and France have chosen the work of Opera as a thesis topic.

The group is presently based in Umbria, where since 2014 it has received a regional grant as part of the Performing Arts Program (RL17/04).