Major European theatre festivals – in Aix-en- Provence, Salzburg and the Rossini Festival in Pesaro – have invited Pasquale Mari to work on their productions. He has collaborated with the conductors Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, James Conlon and Myung-Whun Chung.
His most famous works in opera include Matilde di Shabran at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro which was restaged at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Falstaff and Macbeth at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Cavalleria rusticana and Luisa Miller at La Scala, Don Pasquale at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Elektra at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
Lighting designer, lighting director and one of the founders of the theatre laboratory Teatro Uniti, which brings together several Italian theatre companies.
Has worked on the films Teatro di guerra with director Mario Martone, L’uomo in più with Paolo Sorrentino, Steam: The Turkish Bath and Le fate ignoranti with Ferzan Özpetek, Renzo e Lucia and Flying Lessons with Francesca Archibugi, L’ora di religione, Buongiorno, notte and Il regista di matrimoni with Marco Bellocchio. For the films La città ideale by Luigi Lo Cascio and Neve by Stefano Incerti he received two Golden Globes, the Ciak d’oro award, the Esposimetro d’oro award and the Sacher prize. Has been nominated for the Donatello, Silver Reel and 2015 Mask awards.