Stefano Vignati is an Italian conductor. His career began in 1990 and since then, in addition to conducting numerous Symphonic Concerts in Italy and abroad, he has dedicated himself in particular to Opera with over 30 titles already debuted.
Maestro Vignati has conducted prestigious orchestras in the United States, Italy, China, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenija and Switzerland and has collaborated with world-famous artists such as: Lina Wertmuller, Michele Campanella, Mariella Devia, Bruno Praticò, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Pierre Amoyal, Nicola Ulivieri, Marco Vinco, Mirco Palazzi, Jesus Leon, Moni Ovadia, Janet Perry, Carol Neblett, Limmie Pulliam, Svetla Vassileva, Leo An and Alexander Malta.
In 1995 his first Concerto produced by the Italian RAI Radio-Television for "I Concerti di RaiTre" was broadcast and in 2007 and 2008 he directed two other RAI productions "Prima della Prima", of "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Mozart and Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", directed by Lina Wertmuller and Alfonso Antoniozzi respectively.
In 1998, 1999 and 2000 he recorded various music CDs including the first interactive CD dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi's Opera omnia, published by De Agostini of Novara.
In 2009 he was appointed Artistic and Music Director of the Italian American Opera Foundation in Los Angeles and in 2010 Artistic Director of the Viterbo Baroque Festival (40th edition) during which, among others, he conducted the Accademia Baroque Orchestra of Santa Cecilia and collaborated with artists and ensembles such as: Giovanni Antonini and the Giardino Armonico, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante, Ramin Barhami, Enrico Onofri and Evangelina Mascardi.
Maestro Vignati studied Piano and Composition under the guidance of T. Procaccini, C. Savelloni and C. Ricci, and Conducting with N. Hansalik Samale and Lawrence Golan. He also earned his Master's Degree in Conducting from the University of Denver in Colorado, USA. M° Vignati has been Professor at Drake University, Iowa, where he was also Director and Principal Conductor of the Drake Opera Theater (2015-2022.)
He has been also guest conductor in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2011 and 2007 of the UNM Symphony Orchestra in New Mexico, in 2000 of the Amarillo Symphony of Dallas, Texas, in 2012 and 2013 of the Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland and from 2014 to 2017 of the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra in China.
Last and future engagements: Le Nozze di Figaro (Drake Opera Theater, April 2022); Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica (Teatro Comunale of Vicenza, July 2022); Tosca (Serbian National Theater, Novi Sad, February 2023); Le Nozze di Figaro (ILA/Opera Carolina/Teatro Comunale of Vicenza, July 2023); Puccini’s Trittico (Opera Carolina, July 2024); La Bohème (Teatro Comunale of Vicenza, July 2024).
Stefano Vignati is represented by Royal International Artists and PBMusic.