Ignacio García licensed in stage direction by the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (Royal School for Dramatic Arts) in Madrid and won the award for young directors by the Asociación de Directores de Escena (Stage Direction Association) of Spain and the 1st contest on performing arts organized by the Teatro Real in Madrid. He had been Deputy at the Stage Direction of the Teatro Español of Madrid. He is the producer of the Dramafest Festival of contemporary theatre in Mexico D. F., and he has also been Artistic Coordinator at the Saludarte Program by the Secretary of Education of the Government of Mexico City.
Ignacio García has directed drama performances at the María Guerrero Theatre, Teatro Español in Madrid, Lope de Vega Theatre in Sevilla, Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico and the Centro Dramático Nacional, the Compañía Nacional de Teatro of Mexico, in the Dramafest Festival of Mexico D. F., the MESS Festival in Sarajevo, the FIT Festival in Cádiz, the Festival International de Teatro Clásico of Almagro, the Scandicci Festival in Italy, and the Festival Internacional Cervantino of Guanajuato. Among all of his staging in theatre we point out La cuadratura del Círculo by Kataiev, Los empeños del mentir by Hurtado de Mendoza and Quevedo, Los empeños de una casa by sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Flor de otoño by Rodríguez Méndez, En el oscuro corazón del bosque by Alonso de Santos, En la roca by Ernesto Caballero, Las meninas by Ernesto Anaya, La sangre de Antígona by José Bergamín, Lágrimas en el viento by León Felipe, El secuestro de la Cuquies by Darío Fo, De algún tiempo a esta parte by Max Aub and Numancia by Cervantes.
In the lyrical genre, he has directed the staging of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, La scala di seta by Rossini , Historia del soldado by Stravinski, La contadina by Hasse, Il sacrificio di Abramo by Camilla de Rossi, Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi, Il tutore burlato by Martín y Soler, Adriano in Siria, La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo by Pergolesi, Oberto conte di san Bonifacio, La forza del destino, Il trovatore, Aida, Macbeth and Otello by Verdi, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’elisir d’amore, Emilia di Liverpool, Rita and Poliuto by Donizetti, I Capuleti e i Montecchi by V. Bellini, Clementina by Boccherini, , Faust by Ch. Gounod, Werther by J. Massenet, Susannah by Carlisle Floyd, Die Hochzeit des Camacho by F. Mendelssohn, Madama Butterfly and La Boheme by G. Puccini, Hamlet by A. Thomás, Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo and La bella Helena by J. Offenbach. Ignacio García has also participated in the premiere of the contemporary operas Il Carro e I canti by Alessandro Solbiati, Un parque by Luis de Pablo and Orfeo by Jesús Rueda.
During his career, he has proved a special sensibility for the Spanish musical repertoire from all different periods. Ignacio Gómez took this sensibility to the main stages from multiple European and Latin-American countries, and in some titles such as Ensaladas de ensaladas with works by Mateo Flecha and Garcimuñoz, Égloga by Plácida y Vitoriano by Juan del Encina, Officium Defunctorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Don Giovanni Tenorio by Ramón Carnicer, Pan y Toros y Gloria y Peluca by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, El estreno de una artista by Joaquín Gaztambide, Las Golondrinas by José María Usandizaga, La eternal canción, Black el payaso, Don Manolito and Juan José by
Pablo Sorozábal, La Celestina by Joaquín Nin-Culmel, Iberia by Albéniz, Las Labradoras de Murcia by A. Rodríguez de Hita, La del Soto del parral by Soutullo and Vert and Marina by E. Arrieta. Next year, he will produce a zarzuela anthology spectacle in large format for the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw in 2016.
He is also brilliant when it comes to teach new young singer promises, and he participates in international institutions carrying out staging, courses and lectures at the European Opera Centre, Teatro Grande de Brescia, Teatro Real of Madrid, Schauspielhaus of Bremen, Teatro Colón of Bogotá, Alcalá de Henares University and International Opera Studio of Gijón.
Ignacio García, on the field of new audience creation, has directed the following operas focused on family audiences: Cantata del café by Bach, The little sweep by Britten, Brundibar by Krasa, L’uccellatrice by Jommelli and Palabras en la Barriga by Vasco Negreiros.
He has also directed lyrical spectacles at the Teatro Real, Zarzuela, Español, Albéniz and Marís Guerrero theatres in Madrid, Arriaga and Euskalduna in Bilbao, Campoamor in Oviedo, Principal in Mahñon, Pergolesi in Jesi, Ópera in Laussanne, García Barbón in Vigo, Jovellanos in Gijón, Colón in Coruña, Auditorio de León and in some festivals in Galicia, Mozar in A Coruña, Almagro, Niebla, Scandicci, Perelada, Aranjuez, Flamenco in London, Biennale in Venecia, the St. George’s Hall and the Liverpool Hall in Liverpool, the Schaupielhaus in Bremen, Opera Baltycka in Gdansk, Itrecht, Kursaal in San Sebastián, Teatro Principal in Mallorca, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Herodes Ático in Athens, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Auditorio Nacional, MUAC, Foro Shakespeare and Teatro Julio Castillo in Mexico D. F., Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima, Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Teatro Wielky in Poznan and Teatro Alexandrinski in San Petersburgo.
His musical knowledge has allowed him to collaborate as compositor and sound designer in more than fifty performances, collaborating with directors such as Helena Pimenta, Mario Gas, Ernesto Caballero, Juan Carlos Pérez de la Fuente, Gonzalo Suárez o José Luis Alonso de Santos.