“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.

After completing his studies in Orchestral Conducting at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan he studied 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 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.

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, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Orchestra della Toscana, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Concerto Budapest, Sofia Festival Orchestra and I Cameristi della Scala.

He also collaborated with soloists such as Mario Brunello, Vittorio Grigolo, Alessandro Carbonare, Gautier Capuçon, Francesco Meli, Giovanni Sollima, Francesca Dego and Roman Simovic.

In 2016, Alessandro Cadario debuted with Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo and with Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali at the International Festival MITO SettembreMusica.
That year, he 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 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, leading the Orchestra and Ballet in “Trittico Contemporaneo” (choreographers Jiri Kylian, Johann Inger and Matteo Levaggi).

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

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 has premiered many compositions among the others From depth to deepness by Ivan Fedele at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova in 2018.

He has collaborated also 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.

In 2018 he debuted at Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg and Teatro Regio di Torino conducting Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri. In the present season he leaded with success Norma at the Croatian National Theatre of Rijeka and La Cenerentola at Teatro Massimo of Palermo where he will soon be back to conduct The Nutcracker.

Concerning upcoming projects he will be performing at Festival  MITO SettembreMusica together with Labèque sisters, he will be back on the podium of Haydn Orchester and he will conduct the opening season concert of Arena di Verona Foundation. In 2020 he will conduct at the Maggio Musicale Festival the world première of the opera Jeanne Dark by Fabio Vacchi.



Croatian National Theatre _Rijeca (HR)

  • Saturday 27 April, h 7.00 pm

  • Tuesday 29 April 2019, h 7.00 pm

  • Thursday 2 May 2019, h 7.00 pm

V. Bellini, Norma

Chorus and Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

Christian Romanowski, Staging
Dženisa Pecotić, Costumes
Christian Romanowski, Sets and Lighting
Nicoletta Olivieri, Chorus Master

Villa Medicea La Petraia _Firenze (IT)

  • Thursday 6 June 2019, h 9.30 pm

  • Friday 7 June 2019, h 9.30 pm 

  • Saturday 8 June 2019, h 9.00 pm 

Symphonic Season 2018-2019

Orchestra della Toscana 
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

F. Haydn,Orfeo e Euridice, Ouverture
G. Fauré, Pelléas et Mélisande
J. Sibelius, Pélleas et Mélisande

Teatro Massimo_Palermo (IT)

  • Sunday 7 July 2019, h 9.00 pm

  • Tuesday 9 July 2019, h 9.00 pm

  • Friday 12 July 2019, h 9.00 pm

G. Rossini, La Cenerentola

Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Massimo
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Alberto Cavallotti, Staging
Christian Lanni,
Piero Monti, Chorus Master

Cenerentola, Chiara Amarù
Don Ramiro, Francisco Brito
Dandini, Francesco Vultaggio
Don Magnifico, Fabio Maria Capitanucci
Clorinda, Giulia Mazzola
Tisbe, Irene Savignano
Alidoro, Emanuele Cordaro

Teatro Dal Verme_Milano (IT)

  • Saturday 7 September 2019, h 5.00 pm – Teatro Dal Verme, Milano

  • Sunday 8 September 2019, h 5.00 pm- Conservatorio G.Verdi, Torino

Festival MITO SettembreMusica

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Katia Labèque, Piano
Marielle Labèque, Piano

R. Campo, Ouverture en forme d’étoiles – world première
F. Poulenc, Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
C. Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals

Teatro Sociale_Trento (IT)

  • Thursday 12 September 2019, h 8.30 pm

Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

W. A. Mozart, Symphony n.38, K. 504 “Praga” 
L. van Beethoven, Symphony n. 3, op. 55 “Eroica”

Teatro Zandonai_Rovereto (IT)

  • Saturday 14 September 2019, h 8.45 pm

Festival Mozartiano

Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento

Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Anna Kravtchenko, Piano

A. Salieri,  from Cesare in Farmacusa: Ouverture (La tempesta di mare) 
W. A. Mozart, Piano Concerto n. 23, K. 488
W. A. Mozart, Symphony n.38, K. 504 “Praga” 

Teatro Sociale_Como (IT)

  • Thursday 3 October 2019, h 8.30 pm

Opening Symphonic Season 2019/2020 Teatro Sociale Como

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali 
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Roman Simovic, Violin

P. Čajkovskij, Violin Concerto op. 35 
L.Van Beethoven, Symphony no. 8  op. 93

Teatro Filarmonico_Verona (IT)

  • Friday 11 October 2019, h 8.00 pm

  • Saturday 12 October 2019, h 5.00 pm

Opening Symphonic Season 2019/2020 Fondazione Arena di Verona

Orchestra and Choir Arena di Verona
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Bianca Tognocchi, Soprano
Matteo Mezzaro, Tenor
Alessandro Abis, Bass
Vito Lombardi, Chorus Master

D. Cimarosa, Missa Pro Defunctis in sol minore per soli, coro e orchestra

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 and Chorus of Teatro Massimo
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Lienz Chang, Choreographer Marius Petipa

P. Čajkovskij, The Nutcracker 

Ballet and Orchestra of Teatro Massimo
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

P. Čajkovskij, “The Nutcracker”

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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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