Stefania Panighini

Stefania Panighini

Stage Director

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2016Handel: RinaldoDirector
2016Paisiello: NinaDirector
2016Strauss R.: SalomeAssistant Stage Director
2016Massenet: WertherAssistant Stage Director
2016Donizetti: La FavoriteAssistant Stage Director
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelStage director
2015Il labbro della ladyStage director
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniAssistant to Director
2015Giordano: FedoraAssistant Stage Director
2015Rota: I due timidiStage director


Stefania Panighini studied at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Turin. She also graduated in Musicology at the Turin University. In 2004 she won the Prize Idee per Alfieri (Festival Astiteatro) and then began to work as a stage director and assistant with David Alagna, Paul Emil Fourny, Gianni Marras, Francesco Micheli and Rosetta Cucchi. Her recent productions include La voix humaine in Bologna, Claudio et Artemisia, a piece wrote and staged by Stefania Panighini about Artemisia Gentileschi and Claudio Monteverdi. She has also staged Livietta e Tracollo and La serva Padrona by G.B. Pergolesi as well as Pomme d'Api and Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui by Offenbach coproduced by the Festival della Valle d'Itria, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini and the Lugo Opera Festival. For the Paisiello Festival in Taranto she has staged Le finte contesse for the first time in modern times. In 2013 she did Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni in Bozen, Traviata at Wexford Opera Festival,,the remake of La Bohème (Francesco Micheli) at Teatro La Fenice in Venice and she has directed Orlando by Handel with the Theater An der Wien Young Ensemble in the Kammeroper (Wien). This year she did a revival of La Bohème (Francesco Micheli) in Venice, Don Giovanni in Piedmont and Don Pasquale at Lucca Opera Festival and La Semiramide in Villa by Pasieillo at the Paisiello Festival in Taranto. In 2014 starts also the Hoperance Project about Opera/Dancetheater/Visualart focussing on baroque Handel Cantatas. Future plans include a world premiere of Il labbro della Lady by Carlo Galante at Teatro Pavarotti in Modena and Teatro Chiabrera in Savona, she comes back in Tenerife for Rinaldo by Handel, and Nina ossia la pazza per amore in Taranto. She has created Hoperance, a research project about opera acting, dancetheater and visual art. She has collaborated with Teatro Regio of Torino, Teatro Valli of Reggio Emilia, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Pavarotti of Modena, Opéra National de Lorraine, Teatro Municipale of Piacenza, Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, Wexford Opera Festival, Teatro Verdi of Sassari, Lugo Opera Festival, Teatro La Fenice of Venezia, Teatro Grande of Brescia, Festival de Opera in Tenerife, Opéra de Nice, Festival della Valle d'Itria, International Short Film Festival in Capalbio, Piccolo Festival del Friuli Venezia Giulia. She has directed among others Così fan tutte, Mirra Show Reel, Le nozze di Figaro, Color de Buenos Aires, Falstaff, Histoire du soldat, Peter and the Wolf, Der Schauspieldirektor, Dido & Aeneas, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, Lulu - Rifrazioni della luce, Rigoletto, Il segreto di Susanna e Procedura Penale. Stefania Panighini is professor of Performing Arts in the State Conservatory and writes several essays in musicology, including a study of Pelléas et Melisande for the Opera Comique (Paris), makes alsovideoclip and documentaries. She plays also intense activity for a young audience; in 2009 she was Research Associate for the Turin Conservatory with the project Una musica da favola, directing La Boîte a Joujoux by Claude Debussy and André Hellé. In 2012 she has made Opera Kids (As.Li.Co) for 3 to 5 years old children.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Handel: Rinaldo Director Opera de Tenerife 2016
Paisiello: Nina Director Immediately Teatro dell'Opera Giocosa di Savona 2016
Strauss R.: Salome Assistant Stage Director Immediately Teatro Carlo Felice Genova 2016
Massenet: Werther Assistant Stage Director Immediately Teatro Comunale di Bologna 2016
Donizetti: La Favorite Assistant Stage Director Immediately Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia 2016