While leafing through a magazine at the nail salon waiting for the lacquer to dry, OC found a story on Alessandro Cadario, 28-year-old aspiring conductor and composer from Varese, Italy, who studies under guidance of Aldo Ceccato and Gianluigi Gelmettio in Siena's Accademia Chigiana. Although he looks like he should still be chillaxing on his parent's couch playing Ninja Gaiden and experimenting with controlled substances, he's currently training himself to invade your (opera) house.
He's never really fallen on the OC radar, having played a few free concerts around Milan (such as the inauguration of the xmas tree this past December in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele) but promises to begin 2008 with a big bang.
One of his original works is to be given a world premiere in NYC this May 2008, la prima assoluta of his Cantata for Revival. The Cantata was written for soprano, mezzo, baritone, double chorus, seven cellos, percussion and piano, and takes its cue from the Book of Revelation. kewl....apocalyptic literature gets me hawt, especially psalm 69. New Yorkers and Tri-staters can witness the work (with the Musica Sacra Chorus & Orchestra) in a double-header of Carmina Burana at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater.
Those in Milan can catch him next week on January 25, 2008 at Conservatorio G. Verdi for a special concert, "The Unanswered Question", honoring the Italian day of remembrance of the Shoah ([*warning*: link ahead has embedded music file] il Giorno della Memoria, which actually falls on January 27). Cadario will direct l’orchestra I Musici Estensi in a sampling of Mendelsshon, Bloch, Williams, Ives, and Shostakovich, free to the public. He will also perform la prima assoluta of his own work called, "Emet", (a Hebrew word that literally translates as "truth") which he wrote for 15 strings.
We're ready to join Team Cadario, although he needs to get rid of the Lourdes Ritchie 'stache. Seriously pretty much prolly basically not sexay.