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Angelo Cavallaro

Conductor
Angelo Cavallaro was born on 2/5/1941 in Lucca, Italy to a Greek mother (coming from Karpathos island) and an Italian descent father. He studied at the Conservatorio Boccherini Lucca, graduating with a violin diploma (1963). He carried on studying composition at the Conservatorio Cherubini, Florence under Carlo Prosperi, Roberto Lupi and Dallapiccola Luigi. He also studied conducting under Carlo Bellougi. He graduated in 1977. With a scholarship, he continued studying opera conducting and interpretation in Venice and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena. He worked together with composer/conductor Bruno Maderna in staging contemporary works at La Scala, Milan. He regularly conducted symphony orchestra concerts in countries in southern Europe, such as the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Turin, Bologna, the Italian Radio (RAI), Florence's May Music Festival, the Athens State Orchestra, the Greek Radio and Television (ERT) Orchestra, etc. In addition, for twenty years he regularly conducted operas in many opera houses in Italy, as well as in France, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Mexico, USA, etc. (1986-2007). He has been artistic director of the theater of Pisa and Livorno and the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. Ha has been on an extensive tour of Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1985 onwards, he appears repeatedly in Greece, conducting the Athens State Orchestra and the ERT National Symphony Orchestra, while in 2002 he conducted an Athens Concert Hall production of the opera Lucia di Lammermoor, featuring June Anderson as Lucia. He has worked with the GNO in the productions Madama Butterfly (1982-83), Maria Stuarda ( Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1988-1989), Tosca (1993-94, 1998-99), Ernani (1994-1995), I Lombardi alla prima crociata (Athens Concert Hall, 1999-2000), Norma (2003-04) and Il trovatore (2004-05).