Ingo Arnason (Ingólfur Níels Árnson) is an Icelandic director for Theatre, Opera and Radio. Graduated from the Italian state theatre school Accademia Nazionale D’Arte Drammatica
“Silvio D’Amico” in Rome 1999. After his graduation he worked as an assistant in La Boheme at Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma and in l'Italiana in Algeri at Teatro Massimo in
Palermo. Since 2002 he has been one of the main directors at the Icelandic Opera with the debut of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di
Siviglia. Following with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Haydn’s Lo Speciale, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni
Schicchi, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and semi-staged Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
He also founded and directed the Education department at the Icelandic Opera from 2005 to 2007.
He was a member of the board of FLÍ The Icelandic Association of Stage, Film and TV directors for 4 years, there of two as a Chairman and General director.
Ingo Arnason has also directed three radio dramas and one radio detective-series at RÚV – The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. in 2006 his direction of "Unmarked opus in C-moll" was nominated for Gríman, The Icelandic theatre award for best radio drama.
He has been since 2001 the main director and general director of the theatre group MAS which is a theatre group of actors with learning disabilities.
He founded the theatre group "La Corte in Viaggio" and produced and directed the Italian premiere of the Norwegian theatreplay for children, Karius and Baktus by T. Egner.
Ingo Arnason is one of the co-founder and on the artistic board of the newly established Icelandic folk opera "Alþýðuóperan". He is directing there new production of Percolese's "La Serva Padrona" with two singers one actor and one guitar.
Ingo Arnason is the director of the nordic artist resident Circolo Scandinavo in Rome, Italy.