Alessandro Cadario - Conductor - W Print

Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano since 2016, Alessandro Cadario is an eclectic artist, with a wide repertoire and a sensitivity for the different performance practice styles.

He has conducted in the main Italian and international opera houses and festivals, taking the podium of important orchestras including the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Russian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestras of Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He has collaborated with such renowned soloists as Katia and Marielle Labèque, Gautier Capuçon, Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Alessandro Carbonare, Francesca Dego, Giuseppe Gibboni, Olga Peretyatko, Vittorio Grigolo and Francesco Meli.

He made his debut in 2014 at the Società del Quartetto di Milano conducting Orff’s Carmina Burana. In 2015 he was invited to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for Henze’s Pollicino and the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari for Rossini’s Stabat Mater. In the same year he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan for the Festival of International Orchestras, followed in 2016 by his debut with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (with Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor K.427), at the Biennale Musica in Venice and at the MiTo Festival. In 2017 he was chosen to conduct the Christmas concert from the Italian Senate (live broadcast on the National Italian TV) and the following year he made his debut in the symphonic season of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and the Teatro Regio in Turin with Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces. In 2019, he conducted Bellini’s Norma at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka as well as Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He also debuted in the symphonic season of the Fondazione Arena di Verona with Cimarosa’s Missa pro defunctis.

In the 2020-2021 season he made his debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro with Il Viaggio a Reims and at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa he conducted Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore and a new production of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti in double bill with Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona. In the 2021-2022 season, he made his debut at the Royal Opera House in Muscat and at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, where he conducted the world premiere of Campogrande’s Opera Italiana; he also returned to the Teatro Regio in Turin and the Teatro Massimo in Palermo for the premiere of Tutino’s L’eredità dei giusti and made his debut with the Tuscan opera circuit with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Among his most recent engagements: a Bach/Stravinsky symphonic program with the Orchestra of the Fondazione Arena di Verona; his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma with Prokofiev’s Cinderella for the Caracalla Festival; concerts with I Pomeriggi Musicali in their main season and at the MiTo Festival and concerts with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto in Padua and Naples; a tribute concerto to Maria Callas at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and Handel’s Messiah with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Upcoming engagements include: a series of concerts with the Carlo Felice Orchestra in Genoa, in Pesaro for the Rossini Opera Festival and again at the MiTo Festival in Turin; the premiere of Vacchi’s Jeanne Dark at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Giselle at the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege.

Alessandro Cadario graduated in conducting from the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, then furthered his studies at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He also holds diplomas in violin, choral conducting and composition. He is passionate about astrophysics and quantum physics.

February 2024

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