Alumni Update: Daniela Candillari

    Daniela Candillari

    Maestro Candillari continues to impress with many forays into contemporary opera repertoire, and made her L.A. Opera debut leading Ellen Reid’s new opera, p r i s m.  She recently made her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut with Gregory Spear’s Fellow Travelers, leading to a reengagement for the following season Jack Perla’s An America Dream.  She also led Du Yun’s Pulitzer Prize winning opera Angel’s Bone (including dell’Arte alumnus Kyle Pfortmiller, baritone) and her Opera Philadelphia debut with Rene Orth’s Empty the House, coproduced with the Curtis Institute of Music.  She will conduct the West Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at Music Academy of the West in summer 2019, and make additional debuts with Arizona Opera and Cincinnati Opera. Ms. Candillari led a production of Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with dell’Arte in 2015.