Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte trained at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico under the guidance of Luca Ronconi and at New York University with Edward Albee. They won several prizes, such as Biennale Venice, Hystrio, Vallecorsi, Funds -La Pastora, Theatre Award Gibellina/Salvo Randone and others. In 2017 their work Still Life won Prize Provincial de Teatro Theatre Festival for best foreign spectacle, presented at Festival Teatro Mercosur in Cordoba (Argentina). Ricci/Forte represent the Italian scene, taking part in several international Festivals in France Usa, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Portugal, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentine, Uruguay, Croatia, Romania. In September 2015 they wrote and directed A Christmas Eve, an opera on the subject of family’s violences, that made his debut in Spoleto. In 2017 they directed Turandot at Macerata Opera Festival (in coproduction with Croatian National Theathre in Zagreb), winning the “Franco Abbiati” Music Critics Prize as Best Director in 2018. In the same year, they directed the operas Le Château de Barbebleu e Die Glückliche hand at Teatro Massimo in Palermo (in coproduction with Teatro Comunale di Bologna).