Serena Sinigaglia lives in Milan where she studied at the famous Drama Schoool «Civica Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi» founded by Giorgio Strehler.
In 1996 she founded the theatre company ATIR based in Milan. For ATIR she directed Alla mia età mi nascondo ancora per fumare, La storia d'amore di Eloisa e Abelardo by Pauselli, Sinigaglia and Scommegna, adapted from the letters of Heloise and Abélard, Romeo and Juliet by W. Shakespeare and Le Baccanti adapted from Euripides' Bacchae, Where is the wonderful life? by Renata Ciaravino, Lear, or everything about my father, adapted from Shakespeare's King Lear, Come un cammello in una grondaia and Semplicemente no, inspired by the letters from European freedom fighters in the European Resistance, Natura morta in un fosso by Fausto Paravidino and Il Che. Vita e morte di Ernesto Guevara by Michela Marelli. She has also directed L'età dell'oro by Laura Curino at the Teatro Stabile in Turin.
Winner of several prestiogious theatre prizes, she has won amongst other the award best production of the year issued by the city of Milan for The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer, the award best 5 Italian theatre companies issued by the Italian Ministery of Culture, award best stage director of the year issued by Donnediscena and the award woman of the year issued by Milanodonna.
Among her recent engagements in the opera field she directed Tosca at La Fenice Venice, Cavalleria Rusticana at the Teatro Sociale Como, Carmen at the Macerata Opera Festival, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Falstaff in Brescia, Pavia, Cremona and Como, Don Pasquale and Falstaff at the Landestheater Salzburg, Werther at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Pavia, Brescia, Como and Cremona and Adelina at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. For As.Li.Co. Milan she has directed operas such as Falstaff, Guglielmo Tell, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Le nozze di figaro.
Since 2008 she's artistic director of the theatre Ringhiera in Milan. She has been invited several times to direct by the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, the most important Italian spoken theatre.