A former apprentice of Ferruccio Soleri, ENRICO BONAVERA is best known for his performance of Brighella and Arlecchino in Goldoni’s famous The Servant of Two Masters directed by Giorgio Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. The play toured the entire world, including Europe, Russia, USA, Canada, South America (Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina), North Africa (Algeria, Egypt) and in Asia (Japan, China, Khazakistan, Georgia).
In 1996 Enrico Bonavera received the award for the best actor in supporting role at Borgio Verezzi festival for his Arlecchino in C. Goldoni “I due gemelli veneziani” (Venetian Twins). In 2007 he was honoured with the “Golden Arlequin” Award in Mantua, which had previously been bestowed on actors such Marcel Marceau, Dario Fo, Ferruccio Soleri.
As an actor, he has worked with directors such as Giorgio Strehler, Jacques Lassalle, Maurizio Scaparro, Marco Sciaccaluga, Gianni Amelio, Carlo Battistoni, Carlo Boso, Patrice Kerbrat, Gernot Friedel, Jim Calder, Erich Hörtnagl, Giuseppe Emiliani, Marcello Bartoli, Sergio Maifredi, Christian Zecca.
As a director he has collaborated with the Studium Actoris in Fredrikstad (Norway), Tang Shu wing theatre studio (Hong Kong), Teatrul Excelsior (Bucharest), La Piccionaia/I Carrara di Vicenza.