Daniela Candillari


Conductor Daniela Candillari, who led Fellow Travelers at the Athenaeum Theatre for Lyric Unlimited and The Minnesota Opera last season, recently made her debut with NOVUS NY of Trinity Wall Street (Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration concert) and her PROTOTYPE Festival debut conducting Acquanetta. Highlighting the current season are Candillari’s Boston conducting debut with the world premiere of Dan Visconti and Cerise Jacobs's PermaDeath; her Asian debut in Hong Kong conducting Du Yun’s Pulitzer Prizewinning opera Angel’s Bone; and her Opera Philadelphia debut conducting Rene Orth’s Empty the House. This summer she leads the West Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at the Music Academy of the West. Other recent projects include conducting the world premiere of Stefania de Kenessey’s opera Bonfire of the Vanities at Museo del Barrio, New York. At the Center for Contemporary Opera Candillari workshopped the Rachel Peters/Royce Vavrek opera Wild Beast of the Bungalow and gave the first public presentation of Hannah Lash’s opera Beowulf. Candillari’s own compositions – commissioned by outstanding instrumentalists and most recently by the University of Pittsburgh – have now been performed by musicians from the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, and by those of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and New York City Ballet.

Previously at Lyric: Fellow Travelers (2017|18), An American Dream (2018|19)

Last updated: March 15, 2019