Classica HD


Piero Maranghi, Milanese, born in 1969, has been the publisher, managing director and director of Classica HD since 2004. Since 2020, it has been on air every day with the cultural current affairs program Almanacco di Bellezza, with Leonardo Piccinini, also available on the main podcast platforms of Intesa Sanpaolo ON AIR. In December 2021, a book was made from the program, Beauty Almanac, published by Rizzoli. In 2020, he presents 129 episodes of the talk show Va pensiero.

As a producer he has made documentaries and docufilms for cinemas all over the world in recent years: Teatro alla Scala. The Temple of Wonders (2015), Leonardo da Vinci. The genius in Milan (2016), Roberto Bolle. The art of dance (2016), The amateur (2017), Inside Caravaggio (2019). With RAI, France Télévision and HR (Germany), in 2017 he produced Max&Maestro, a series of 52 cartoons, with the special participation of maestro Daniel Barenboim, winner of the “Franco Abbiati” Music Critics Award in 2019. As editor, he edited several editorial series in collaboration with Il Corriere della Sera and other national newspapers.

Since 1999 he has been among the founders of the Piero Portaluppi Foundation of which he is director. In 2022, he edited the new monograph PIERO PORTALUPPI published by Skira. In 2015 he conceived and created the La Vigna di Leonardo museum.

From his artistic partnership with Paolo Gavazzeni, in recent years he has directed several opera directions, including the most recent Il tabarro at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona (February 2021), La traviata at the Teatro Bellini in Catania (April 2021), Da Ponte & Friends at the Teatro Olimpico Vicenza (June 2021), La bohème at the Teatro Regio in Turin (February 2022), Pagliacci at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari (June 2022), Don Giovanni at the Teatro Comunale for the Ente Concerti Marialisa de Carolis of Sassari (October 2022), La Cenerentola at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (November 2022), Adriana Lecouvreur by Cilea at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania (March 2023), Il Tabarro by Puccini at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona (November 2023) and La Cenerentola at the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi of Trieste (April 2024).