Stefano Simone Pintor is an award-winning author, director, musician and multimedia artist.
After several years of musical training as guitarist, he graduated cum laude both in Theory and History of Theatre at the University of Turin and in Stage directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts Paolo Grassi of Milan.
He started his artistic path by working as assistant director for various opera houses such as the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino of Florence, the Teatro Regio of Turin, the Opera of Rome, the Bolshoi of Moscow, the NCPA of Beijing, the Bunka Kaikan of Tokyo, and many others, as well as shadowing many renown directors such as Laurent Pelly, Dmitri Tcherniakov, David McVicar, Graham Vick and Robert Carsen.
As stage director and author, he won several prizes such as the European Opera Directing Prize, the Nano Opera of Moscow, the Biennale Music College of Venice, the Fabbrica Young Artist Program at the Opera of Rome, the Opera Oggi International Contest, and others, thanks to which he could establish himself as one of the most interesting European artists.
So far, Stefano has written the libretto and curated the stage direction of about 25 opera shows and theatre plays for important theatres and opera houses both in Italy and abroad (such as the Opera of Rome, the Biennale of Venice, the Teatro Regio of Turin, the Royal Opera House of Muscat, the Koninklijke Schouwburg of Den Haag, the Teatro Sociale of Como, the Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, the Teatro Grande of Brescia, the Teatro Comunale of Modena, and others), always earning the interest of the international press review and gaining a large success of audience.
Among his side projects, Stefano launched The Social Opera House, an artistic experiment dedicated to new form of interactive musical theatre, within which he produced “The Banker”, the first web opera series ever made, whose pilot episode was awarded as Best Musical at the Web Series Festival Global in Hollywood.
His works are published by Ricordi, Sconfinarte, Ananke and others.