“An excellent guidance to orchestras thanks to the combination between his personal enthusiasm, his trustworthy precision and his clear musical commitment”

Gustavo Dudamel

“Stabat Mater with Cadario is a great Rossini”

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

“It’s great to be together on the stage. So prepared and so musical!”

Katia & Marielle Labèque

“One of the most interesting conductor of the new generation”

Il Giornale

“It was a great pleasure to make music together and I love his energy”

Gautier Capuçon

“He has clear ideas on what is the role and task of a conductor”

Rivista Musica

“He immediately convinces everybody and he is able to get the best sound from the orchestra”

Francesco Antonioni

“Cadario is able to return the pleasure of the performance, to surprise, to astonish”

Nicola Campogrande

“Refine and accurate in the rehearsals with the orchestra, a brilliant memory”

Paolo Arcà

“He is greatly appreciated as a conductor, because he goes deeply both into the evidences and the secrets of a score”

Lorenzo Arruga


Alessandro Cadario currently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali – one of the oldest Italian symphonic orchestras, based in Milan. Widely appreciated as a refined and expressive conductor, Cadario brings a highly charismatic, profound and determined leading in his musical direction.

Over the course of his career, he conducted renowned orchestras such as Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Coro e Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra della Toscana, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Concerto Budapest, Sofia Festival Orchestra, I Cameristi della Scala.

He gained public recognition in 2015 by conducting Henze’s “Pollicino” at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and for the highly acclaimed interpretation of Rossini’s Stabat Mater (“With Cadario, Rossini is GreatLa Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno).

In 2015 he also debuted at Teatro alla Scala di Milano, during the Festival delle orchestre internazionali.

In 2016 Alessandro Cadario also conducted his Asian orchestra debut with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in Mozart’s “Great Mass in C minor K.427” and he was invited at the International Festival MITO SettembreMusica and at Venice’s Biennale Musica, conducting the world première of two operas.

For the 2016-17 season Cadario returned to Società del Quartetto di Milano, conducting Tchaikovsky’s “5th symphony” and to Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

In 2017 Alessandro Cadario was chosen by the Italian Senate to conduct the Christmas Concert, broadcast live on the National Italian Television RAI 1.

In 2018 he debuted at Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg and Teatro Regio di Torino conducting Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri. 

In 2019 he leaded Norma at the Croatian National Theatre of Rijeka, La Cenerentola and The Nutcracker at Teatro Massimo of Palermo. He has also conducted the Requiem by Domenico Cimarosa for the opening season concert of Arena di Verona Foundation.

During his carreer he collaborated with soloists such as Katia e Marielle Labèque, Gautier Capuçon, Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Alessandro Carbonare, Francesca Dego and Roman Simovic.

Alessandro Cadario has always shared his work with some of the most prestigious projects for youth musicians, like El Sistema, endorsed in Italy by M° Claudio Abbado, and the National Symphonic Orchestra dei Conservatori italiani, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

Along with the classic repertoire, Alessandro Cadario is interested in Contemporary Music, which he interprets brilliantly, with great commitment, being both a conductor and a composer. His works have been premièred at New York’s Lincoln Center, Staatstheater Darmstadt and Taipei National Concert Hall, to name a few.

He conducted many world premieres of composers like Ivan Fedele, Carlo Galante and Marco Tutino.
Among his 2020/2021 engagements are the debut at the Rossini Opera Festival conducting Il Viaggio a Reims and at the Maggio Musicale Festival conducting the world première of the opera Jeanne Dark by Fabio Vacchi.



Teatro Massimo_Palermo (IT)

  • Sunday 15 December 2019, h 8.30 pm

  • Tuesday 17 December 2019, h 6.30 pm

  • Wednsday 18 December 2019, h 6.30 pm

  • Thursday 19 December 2019, h 6.30 pm

  • Friday 20 December 2019, h 8.30 pm

  • Saturday 21 December 2019, h 6.30 pm

  • Sunday 22 December 2019, h 7.30 pm

  • Monday 23 December 2019, h 8.30 pm

Opera and Ballet Season 2019

Ballet, Orchestra of Teatro Massimo
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Lienz Chang, Choreographer Marius Petipa

P. Čajkovskij, The Nutcracker 

Sets from the National Opera Theatre of Kiev

Teatro Dal Verme_Milano (IT)

  • Thursday 6 February 2020, h 8.00 pm

  • Saturday 8 February 2020, h 5.00 pm

75 Symphonic Season of  Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Giuseppe Gibboni, Violin

L. Chailly, Toccata per orchestra d’archi
N. Paganini, Concerto for violino and orchestra n. 2 op. 7 “La Campanella”
M. Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte M. 19
I. Stravinskij, Pulcinella, concerto suite

Croatian National Theatre_Rijeca (HR)

  • Friday 19 June 2020, h 7.00 pm

Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre 
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Goran Filipe, Piano

L. van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 – “Emperor”
L. van Beethoven, Symphony n. 5 op. 67

Teatro Dal Verme_Milano (IT)

  • Friday 10 July 2020, h 9.00 pm – Chiostro della Magnolia della Fondazione Stelline

  • Saturday 11 July 2020, h 9.00 pm – Chiostro della Magnolia della Fondazione Stelline

  • Sunday 12 July 2020, h 5.00 pm – Teatro Dal Verme

Alessandro Cadario, conductor
Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali

P. Čajkovskij, Serenade for strings
A. Dvořák, Serenade for strings

Castello di Spessa_Gorizia (IT)

  • Sunday 30 August 2020, h 8.00 pm

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020, h 8.00 pm

Piccolo Opera Festival 2020

Ensemble del Piccolo Opera Festival
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Jasmin Kovic, Director

E. Wolf- Ferrari, Il Segreto di Susanna
G. Menotti, Il telefono

Teatro Regio_Torino (IT)

  • Sunday 6 September 2020, h 9.30 pm

  • Monday 7 September 2020, h 5.00 pm – Teatro Dal Verme Milano

Festival MITO SettembreMusica

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Andrea Oliva, Flute
Alessandro Carbonare, Clarinet

N. Skalkottas,Cinque danze greche
J. Cordigliano, Voyage
G. Gershwin, Oh Lady be good (estratti)
S. Barber, Adagio op.11
A. Piazzolla, Oblivion
H. Villa-Lobos, Choros n. 2 per flauto e clarinetto
E. Bloch, Concertino per flauto, clarinetto e archi
B. Bartók, Danze popolari rumene

Teatro Rossini _Pesaro (IT)

  • Thursday 26 November, h 8.00 pm

  • Saturday 28 November, h 8.00 pm

Rossini opera Festival

Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Emilio Sagi, Director

G. Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims

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Johann Strauss / Giuseppe Verdi

Maskenball-Quadrille Op. 272, Sinfonia from Nabucco

Maurice Ravel

Ma Mère l’Oye (Suite)

Richard Wagner

Siegfried Idyll

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony n°5, op. 67

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

Gioachino Rossini

Stabat Mater
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