Enrico Bagnoli began working in theater and opera in the 80's as a set designer and lighting designer.
His first opera productions are Puccini's Tosca and Boheme at the Festival of Torre del Lago in 1985.
He collaborated with director Thierry Salmon for all its shows, including The Trojan Women (1987), A. by Agatha (1986), The Demons (1992) and Faustae Tabulae (1995). He worked in the '90s with Stop Palmizi, Raoul Ruiz, Elio De Capitani, Ferdinando Bruni, Amos Gitai, Andrea de Rosa. He was a member of the team of Jacques and Isabelle Delcuvellerie Pousseur.
With Luk Perceval, has participated in most of his productions productions, from Ten Orloog (1997) to Macbeth (2004).
Enrico Bagnoli worked regularly with the Ro Theater, Rotterdam, Ghent Muziek Lod, the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Antwerp and Toneelhuis. Since 1998 he began a close collaboration with Guy Cassiers.
Since then, he has participated in almost all the creations of the director of Antwerp, in the role of "vormegever" or responsible for the visual form, set and lighting design. In particular: De Sleutel (1998), The Woman Who Walked into Doors (2001), the project Proust (2003-2005), Hersenschimmen (2005), the Triptych of Power - Mephisto (2006), Wolfskers (2007), Atropa (2008) - Under the Volcano (2009) and the House of the Sleeping Beauties (2009).MUSIL 1 (2010), SANG ET ROSES, Cour d'Honneur du Festival d'Avignon (2011), MUSIL 2 (2011) HEART OF DARKNESS (2011),MUSIL 3 (2012), DAS RHEINGOLD; opera by Richard Wagner Teatro Alla Scala (2010), DIE WALKURE; opera by Richard Wagner Opening night of the season of Teatro Alla Scala (7 December 2010), SIEGFRIED; opera by Richard Wagner Teatro Alla Scala (2012),
With Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and collaborated on "A History of the world in ten chapters and a half" (2007) and Origin (2008).
With Josse de Pauw: LES PENDUS (2011), HUIS (2013). With Fabrice Murgia (Artara): Childrens of Nowhere (2014). With Anne-Cécile Vandalem TRISTESSES (2016) , Arctique (2018).
With Marianne Pousseur he founded the "Khroma" a musical theatre company. Since 1990 has staged several creations of musical theater including: "Songbooks" by John Cage (1996), "The Voice of Darkness" (1997), "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges" by Ravel (2001) , Peer Gynt (2005), "Ismene" Yannis Ritsos, a work for solo voice with original music by George Aperghis (2008), "Phedre" by Yannis Ritsos (2013),"Ajax" by Yannis Ritsos (2015). "I was looking at the cieling and then I saw the sky" by John Adams(2018)
For this show Bagnoli has received the award from the Belgian theater press in 2009 for best set design and lighting. The show was presented at various international festivals such as Musica in Strasbourg, Marseille GMEM, Ars Musica in Brussels and the Festival d'Automne in Paris.
Enrico Bagnoli also created the lighting for exhibitions, multimedia installations and as a consultant for several architects. Since 1990 he has developed software for the control of light and media that is distributed and installed in over 95 countries.
Collaborated in the design and manufacture lighting for "11 bridges in Chicago" (1999), and to the airport in Los Angeles (2000), the monument of independence of Turkmenistan (2000).
He has designed and implemented a dynamic keyboard for the construction of the partition of light and color of the "Prometheus" by Scriabin, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, conducted by Pierre Bartholomée. (1995).
In 2004 the city of Brussels asks him to make a new version of "Son et Lumieres" for the Grand Place. In 2008, the city of Ghent appointed him artistic director of the Festival of Lights, to be held in Ghent in 2011.
Between 2010 and 2013, he creates the scenery and the lights of a new production of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Richard Wagner at the Teatro alla Scala and the Staatsoper in Berlin, in a new production directed by Guy Cassiers and the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim.