“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

“Alessandro Cadario’s conducting is perfect.”

L' Avvenire

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

Gautier Capuçon

“One of the most successful young Italian conductors. Very clear gesture combined with musical intentions that become interpretation.”

Le Salon Musical

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

Il Giornale

“He conducts the opera with exemplary clarity, wide and always soft articulations, a beautiful sense of theatrical rhythm: taking care to support the singers.”

Conessi all'opera

“Alessandro Cadario conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Torino with emotional participation and precision: he excellently conducts the many singers putting every piece in its place.”

Il giornale della musica

“On the podium Alessandro Cadario conducted with authority, doing nothing just to appear and always seeking the compactness of the sound and the fluidity of the phrasing.”

Rivista Musica
“He has a perfect conducting in the choice of tempos, sober and respectful of the Donizetti tradition”
Opera Libera

“The excellent Alessandro Cadario governed everything with a firm hand and scrupulous mastery”

Il corriere musicale

“Alessandro Cadario’s concertation is convincing: the articulation is clear and controlled, the softness is not lacking in spirit, avoiding external frenzies in favor of a beautiful dynamic balance.”

Ape Musicale

“He conducts with mastery and brilliance, his conducting is agile, deeply dense in terms of dynamic and agogic refinements.”


“In the pit Alessandro Cadario does not show any disorientation in front of two such different titles and conducts the Carlo Felice Orchestra with profound sense of the style.”

Ape Musicale

“Alessandro Cadario supports them in an excellent way from the podium: from time to time caressing and snappy in Pergolesi, vibrant and incisive in Bernstein.”

Connessi all'opera


Alessandro Cadario since 2016 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. Eclectic musician, his interpretations of symphonic and operatic repertoire is always attent to the performance practice of the different styles.

Over the course of his career, he conducted renowned orchestras such as Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

He gained public recognition in 2015  by conducting at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and for the highly acclaimed interpretation of Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari (“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  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 Festival MITO SettembreMusica and at Venice’s Biennale Musica, conducting the world première of two operas.

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 by Bellini at the Croatian National Theatre of Rijeka, La Cenerentola by Rossini and The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky at Teatro Massimo of Palermo. He has also conducted the Requiem by Cimarosa for the concert season of Arena di Verona Foundation.

In the 2020-2021 season he made his debut at the Rossini Opera Festival conducting Il Viaggio a Reims, he conducted at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa Elisir d’amore by Donizetti and a new production of Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona / Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti.

In the 2021-2022 season he made his debut at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, at the 48° Festival della Valle d’Itria conducting the world premiére of Opera Italiana by Campogrande.

In the same year he got reinvitations at Teatro Regio di Torino and Teatro Massimo di Palermo for the world premiére of L’eredità dei giusti by Tutino and he debuted at Teatro del Giglio di Lucca with Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

In the current season he returned at Teatro Filarmonico conducting the Orchestra of Arena di Verona, he made his debut at Rome Opera Theatre in the frame of Caracalla Festival conducting Prokofiev’s Cinderella and he returned at Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

Among the next engagements he will return in the season of Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Carlo Felice and Rossini Opera Festival. He will also debut on the podium of Krakow Philarmonic Orchestra for the Handel’s Messiah and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with the world premiere of Jeanne Dark by Vacchi.

He graduated in Orchestra Conducting at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan and at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where he received two First Class Honors, with Distinction. He also completed diplomas in Violin, in Choral Conducting and in Composition.

He is passionate about astrophysics and quantum physics.


Philarmonic Concert Hall_Krakow (PL)

  • Friday 22 December 2023, h 7.30 pm

Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Karolina Pawula-Szponder, Soprano
Yana Hurtova, Alto
Bartłomiej Chorąży, Tenor
Paweł Szarpak, Bass
Piotr Piwko, Chorus master
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

G. F. Haendel,  Messiah HWV 56

Montenegrin Music Center_ Podgorica (MNE)

  • Friday 2 February 2024, h 9.00 pm

Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra 
Francesca Dego, Violin
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

J. Brahms, Violin Concerto op. 77
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Auditorium Toscanini_Parma (IT)

  • Saturday 2 March 2024, h 8.30 pm

Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

A. Schönberg, Kammersymphonie n. 2 op. 38
M. Reger, Lyrisches Andante, WoO III/7
S. Prokofiev, Symphony n. 1 op. 25  “Classical”

Teatro Dal Verme _Milano (IT)

  • Thursday 21 March 2024, h 8.00 pm

  • Saturday 23 March 2024, h 5.00 pm

79a Stagione Sinfonica

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali 
Emanuele Arciuli, Piano
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

L. v. Beethoven, The Creatures of Prometheus (Ouverture)
N. Prangcharoen, Piano concerto “Luminary” (Italian World Première)

L. v. Beethoven, Symphony N.o 7 op. 92

Teatro Dal Verme_Milano (IT)

  • Thursday 18 April 2024, h 8.00 pm

  • Saturday 20 April 2024, h 5.00 pm

Symphonic Season 2023-2024

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali 
Pietro De Maria, Piano
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

L. v. Beethoven, Piano Concerto n. 5  op. 73 “Emperor”

F. Schubert, Symphony no. 1 , D.82

Teatro del Maggio_Firenze (IT)

  • Tuesday 14 May 2024, h 8.00 pm

  • Thursday 16 May 2024, h 8.00 pm

  • Saturday 18 May 2024, h 6.00 pm

86° Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Valentino Villa, Director
Serena Rocco, Set designer
Gianluca Sbicca, Costumes
Pasquale Mari, Lighting designer
Elia Schilton, Voltaire
Alexia Voulgaridou, Jeanne
Olha Smokolina, Agnese
Lorenzo Martelli, Stalliere/Asino/Soldato francese
Alfonso Zambuto, Delfino/Re/Diavolo
Gilles de Rais, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
Giovan Battista Parodi, San Giorgio
Gianluca Margheri, San Dionigi
Frate Bordone, Davide Piva

F. Vacchi, Jeanne Dark (World première)

Piazza Santa Maria di Castello_Alessandria

  • Wednesday 29 May 2024, h 8.30 pm

  • Thursday 30 May  2024, h 8.30 pm (Chiesa San Matteo, Laigueglia – Savona)

  • Friday 31 May 2024, h 8.30 pm (Basilica di San Maurizio, Imperia)

I Virtuosi

Orchestra dell’Opera Carlo Felice Genova
Valeria Serangeli, Clarinet
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

F. J. Haydn, Symphony n. 64 Tempora mutantur Hob. I:64
G. Donizetti, Clarinet concertino
G. Rossini, Variations for clarinet and orchestra
G. Martucci, Notturno op. 70 n. 1
G. Petrassi, Secondo concerto per orchestra


Teatro Rossini_Pesaro (IT)

  • Sunday 18 August 2024, h 15.30 pm

Rossini Opera Festival

Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini
Gregory Kunde, Tenor
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony 2 – Tchaikovsky Concert Hall – RNO

Maurice Ravel

Le tombeau de Couperin – Teatro Manzoni, Bologna – Musica Insieme

Gioachino Rossini

Fra dolci e cari palpiti – Il Viaggio a Reims – Rossini Opera Festival

Johann Strauss / Giuseppe Verdi

Maskenball-Quadrille Op. 272, Sinfonia da Nabucco – Italian Senate 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony n°5, op. 67 – Teatro alla Scala di Milano 

Richard Wagner

Siegfried Idyll – Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova
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