Cecilia Ligorio was born in Verona, Italy. She graduated very young at the National Academy of Dramatic Art "Silvio d'Amico" and she concluded her academic studies at the Institut de Teatre of Barcelona.
Her interests are divided between language interpreting, directing and dramaturgy. Her greatest passion is to create a semantic relationship between music theater and dance. She works as an actress with D. Walcott (Nobel Prize for Literature), P. Tosar, R. Simó, among others.
She started working in opera in 2005 when she collaborated with the Ensemble Nacional de Música Contemporánea de España. She has collaborated with the Palau de la Musica in Valencia since 2007, dealing with the programming of "music for the family." She has directed Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, La Passio by Arvo Part, Porgy and Bess, La Bruja by Chapí, Il Re Pastore, L 'Elisir d'Amore, The Murder in the Cathedral, Otello, Baccanali, Cambiale di Matrimonio, and Shi, to name a few. She has been the associate director of A. Rigola, artistic director of the Biennale for Madama Butterfly (Teatro La Fenice Venezia). Currently, she is the associate director to John Turturro for Rigoletto, the new production of Teatro Massimo of Palermo and Teatro Regio of Turin.
In 2010 she took part in the creation of the company IfHuman with G. Saitta and a collective of artists based in Les Halles, Brussels. She appeared as a performer in Fear and Desire, Yes no Maybe. She assisted G. Saitta in the creation of Ne parlez pas d’Amour and she directed the show and Corregidor y la Molinera De Falla, featuring Estrella Morente and musically directed by S . Alapont. She is also part of Ludwig - contemporary workshop languages - with B. Sicca, F. Renda and M. Giusti.
As a librettist, she has produced several works: Caravaggio Rubato (music by G. Sollima), Oltre la Porta (music by C. Boccadoro), Shi (music by C. Boccadoro).