Sergio Panajia

Panajia was born in Rome.

He graduated from the Santa Cecilia Accademy while studying for a degree in sociology.

Panajia studied with Paolo Silveri, Maria Alos, Giuliana Raimondi.

Panajia won international vocal competitions such as "Spoleto", "Enrico Caruso" in Milan, "Mattia Battistini" in Rieti, and was a finalist in other competitions such as "Voci Verdiane" in Busseto.

Important highlights of his career are:
the world premiere of Le cri de Mohim by Tabachnik at the Tonhalle Concert Hall with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Zürich,
Il tabarro in Spoleto,
the role of Giasone (receiving many compliments from the great soprano Joan Sutherland no surprise as she had, like Bonynge, a strange taste as far as tenors) in the world premiere of Medea by Pacini in Savona under the baton of Richard Bonynge,
Rigoletto with Luciana Serra at the Teatro Giacosa in Savona and La Spezia under the baton of Massimo De Bernart,
Iris at the Wexford Festival, Traviata with the Rome Opera on tour in Japan,
four editions of Carmina burana in Rome for the Santa Cecilia Accademy,
Rinuccio at Torre del Lago Puccini Opera Festival,
Carmina burana in Düsseldorf and Essen with The Philharmonic of the Nations Orchestra conducted by Justus Frantz,
world premiere of Incanto di natale at the Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Sociale di Rovigo,
Verdi's Requiem at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam,
José at the Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro in Brasilia,
Pagliacci and Tabarro in Spoleto,
Rodolfo in La bohème at the prestigious Puccini Opera Festival in Torre del Lago,
Verdi's Requiem at the Opera de Bellas Artes of Mexico City,
a Verdi and Bellini Gala with the Palermo Symphony Orchestra,
Riccardo with the Saarbrücken Opera,
Butterfly at the Bielefeld Opera,
Aida at the Politeama Greco di Lecce,
Tosca and Butterfly at the Zagreb National Theatre,
Cavalleria rusticana and Le villi at the Dal Verme Auditorium in Milano with the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano,
Gioconda in Livorno, Pisa and Lucca,
Vesperae solennes de confessore by Mozart in NY Carnegie Hall,
Turandot in Tirana,
Turandot in Seoul,
concerts in Greece,
La bella dormiente by Respighi in Nagoya.

In October 2005 he sang a concert for the Pope at the Vatican while in November 2005 he sang three performances of Gioconda at the Athens State Opera,
Traviata in Korea,
in March 2006 a concert in Cyprus,
again an operatic gala opposite Natalia Ushakova at Carnegie Hall on 22 May 2006,
Medea by Pacini semistaged with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in June 2006 in Taormina ...
Reference: Panajia's meanwhile defunct page on

Sergio Panajia sings Turandot: Nessun dorma
A deaf audience at Carnegie Hall.

Sergio Panajia sings Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
If you've been looking for a proof that opera is dead: here it is.

Go Home