From: Montevideo, Uruguay. LA Opera: Madama Butterfly (2024, debut).
Born in Montevideo, the son of Catalan artists, Mario Gas is a prolific and versatile creator, dedicated mainly to acting and stage direction. In 1996 he was awarded the National Theater Prize of Catalonia for Sweeney Todd, and in 2004 he was appointed director of the Spanish Theater of Madrid. His career as a voice actor is very broad and significant, giving voice to actors of the stature of John Malkovich and Ben Kingsley, in films such as Johnny English or Shutter Island. He has performed on camera in films including Cambio de sexo by Vicente Aranda and Amic/Amat by Ventura Pons.
He has been the director of almost 100 productions including The Beauty Queen of Leenane, for which he received the Butaca Prize for the best theater direction and the Max prize for the best theatrical production; as well as Les Troyens and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. His work in opera also includes productions of Madama Butterfly and La Traviata.