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Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives

Daniela Candillari

Conductor Daniela Candillari continues to be recognized for her dynamic and compelling performances at opera houses and concert stages throughout North America and Europe. Upcoming debuts include leading the New Works, Bold Voices Lab with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, her mainstage debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago for Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Blue for Michigan Opera Theatre, and leading Arizona Opera’s recording project for The Copper Queen. Recent important debuts include the world premiere of Hannah Lash’s Desire at New York City’s Miller Theater, followed by her New York Philharmonic debut conducting Thomson’s The Mother of us All at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She made her mainstage debut with Arizona Opera in November 2019 conducting Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers, which she led previously with both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera. Following her acclaimed performances of Acquanetta with the PROTOTYPE Festival, Candillari returned in January 2020 to conduct Rev. 23, produced by Trinity Wall Street and directed by James Darrah. An avid educator, she spent the summer of 2019 conducting the west coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at the Music Academy of the West. She was scheduled to make her debut with Cincinnati Opera in the summer of 2020 for their 100th Anniversary season, leading Dvořák’s Rusalka.

Other recent engagements include her debut with Opera Philadelphia in a new production of Rene Orth’s Empty the House, her Boston conducting debut in the world premiere of PermaDeath, and her Asian debut in Hong Kong conducting Du Yun’s Pulitzer Prize winning opera Angel’s Bone. She appeared in concert with Trinity Wall Street’s NOVUS NY Festival to open their 2018 season in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial, and returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2019 for Perla’s An American Dream.


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