Performance Database

Piero Vinciguerra

Piero Vinciguerra first studied with writer and screenwriter Tonino Guerra, then art history and stage design in Urbino. From 1991 in Germany, he first worked as an assistant and stage designer at the Cologne Opera. Since 1996 he has been working freelance, among others at the Ludwigsburg and Dresden Festivals, at the theaters in Bonn, as well as at the Gothenburg Opera House with the world premiere of "Gustavo III". With Roland Schwab he worked on "Don Giovanni" (Deutsche Oper Berlin), "Mefistofele" (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich), "The Rake's Progress" (Theater Dortmund), "Farnace" (Staatstheater Braunschweig) and "Guillaume Tell" (Staatstheater Saarbrücken). He worked with Corinna von Rad in Zurich and in Frankfurt, with Alexander von Pfeil at the Theater Aachen and in Würzburg ("Salome") and with Lorenzo Fioroni in Augsburg ("Simplicius Simplicissimus") and in Lübeck ("La Traviata"). At the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen he staged, among others, "Don Quichotte" (director: Elisabeth Stöppler). His works received several nominations in the critics' poll of "Opernwelt" in the category "Stage Design of the Year". Since 2009, Piero Vinciguerra has also worked regularly with director Theo Roos for the television channels 3sat and Arte. Important recent works were "Lohengrin" at the Felsenreitschule Salzburg, "Don Carlo" at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken (both together with Roland Schwab) "Le Prophète" at the Landestheater Linz (director: Alexander von Pfeil), as well as "Don Pasquale" at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (director: Christoph von Bernuth) and IL TRITTICO (Puccini) at the Aalto Theater in Essen in January 2022.

Piero Vinciguerra was nominated for the Austrian Music Theater Prize for his stage design for Salzburg's "Lohengrin".


Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2023 Tristan und Isolde Stage design
2022 Tristan und Isolde Stage design