Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Appoints Daniela Candillari as its First Principal Conductor

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In her new function, Daniela Candillari will collaborate with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s management to assist form the creative course of the corporate, along with working with the musicians of the Grammy Award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to maintain a inventive surroundings. 

She is going to conduct one pageant season manufacturing every year — which for 2022, would be the firm’s season-opening performances of Carmen — in addition to the annual Heart Stage live performance that includes Opera Theatre’s Gerdine Younger Artists and Richard Gaddes Pageant Artists.

Born in Serbia and raised in Slovenia, her tutorial historical past is uniquely well-rounded: she initially studied piano efficiency on the Universität für Musik Graz, persevering with with a Grasp’s diploma in jazz piano from IU Jacobs, and a doctorate in musicology from the Universität für Musik Vienna.

She has labored with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, amongst others. Candillari additionally made her debut on the Metropolitan Opera in December 2021, conducting Matthew Aucoin’s opera Eurydice.

“Opera Theatre of St. Louis has such a robust custom in nurturing younger voices, younger singers, and getting ready them for the long run and doing incredible productions of conventional work and within the modern enviornment,” Candillari stated.

“I used to be so blown away with every part that St. Louis has to supply,” she continued. “It felt like a group that I knew, regardless that it was my first time there, and I got here to study extra concerning the group and to listen to extra from individuals who stay there and get a way of what they need and who they’re and the way we are able to make artwork occur collectively.”


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