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Giuseppe Verdi Philharmonic Orchestra of Salerno

Giuseppe Verdi Philharmonic Orchestra of Salerno

Domenico Procida: Chairman
Giovanni Carlo Cuciniello: Artistic Director
Pietro Nunziata: Secretary

In its 20th year of artistic activity, the "Giuseppe Verdi" Philharmonic Orchestra of Salerno is proud to present its rich and prestigious curriculum.
Throughout its trajectory, the direction and the artistic management of the orchestra has been entrusted to prominent conductors such as Peter Maag, Janos Acs, Nicola Luisotti, Yoram David, Daniel Lipton, Donato Renzetti, Roberto Tolomelli, Paolo Arrivabeni, Massimo Pradella, Piero Bellugi, Yves Abel, David Garforth, Ralph Weikert, Miguel Gomez Martinez, Giampaolo Bisanti, Frederic Chaslin, Antonio Pirolli, Antonino Fogliani, Kery Linn Wilson.
Soloists such as Massimo Quarta, Felice Cusano, Carlo Chiarappa, François Joel-Thiollier, Laura De Fusco, Michele Campamella, Marco Postinghel, Guido Corti, Paolo Restani, Vadim Repin, Nicola Martinucci, Ghena Dimitrova, Neil Shicoff, Fiorenza Cedolins, Maria Dragoni, Katia Ricciarelli, Luciana Serra, Juan Diego Flores, Marcelo Alvarez, Sergej Levitin, Giovanni Allevi, Stefano Bollani, Ariel Zuckermann, Chamber Players, Luca Vignali, Giampiero Sobrino, Paolo Guelfi, Jose Cura, Annick Massis, Roberto Aronica, and Elena Mosuc have performed with the Orchestra.
Since 1990, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Salerno has been the constant protagonist of all seasons scheduled at the "Giuseppe Verdi" theatre of Salerno. Since the staging of the first opera (Falstaff with Rolando Panerai, directed by Janos Acs), the orchestra has played La Traviata, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Aida, Macbeth, Un ballo in maschera, Nabucco, Cavalleria rusticana, I pagliacci, La Bohème, Tosca, Edgar, Manon Lescaut, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Norma, Carmen, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini and Paisiello), La Cenerentola, Hänsel und Gretel, Werther, L'elisir d'amore, La sonnambula, Lucia di Lammermoor, Die lustige Witwe, Francesca da Rimini, and Roméo et Juliette.
In 2001, the orchestras debut of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet, conducted by David Garforth, was sublime. During the 2004 season, the orchestra was highly acclaimed in the production Il cappello di paglia di Firenze by Nino Rota and Die lustige Witwe with stage direction by Gino Landi and then, in 2008, by Vincenzo Salemme.
Thanks to the determination of Salerno?s Mayor Vincenzo De Luca, ?Giuseppe Verdi? Orchestra has been entrusted to Daniel Oren, one of the worlds? most-renowned conductors. Thanks to Daniel Oren, the orchestra has been able to expand its contact with world famous soloists as Renato Bruson in Falstaff, Dimitra Theodossiu in Luisa Miller, Daniela Dessy in Francesca da Rimini, Fabio Armiliato, Leo Nucci (Nabucco), Hui He (Madama Butterfly), Marco Berti, Kristin Lewis, Nino Machaidze, Markus Werba, Celso Abelo, and Tarmar Ivery, to name a few.
To complete the list of recent collaborators, are the stage directors including well -respected producers of theatre, cinema and television: Franco Zeffirelli (La Traviata, Aida), Riccardo Canesasa, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Ivan, Stefanutti, Pier Paolo Pacini, and Lamberto Pugelli.
Instrumental soloists and groups have also performed with the Salerno Orchestra, such as the Quartet of Tokyo, Grigory Sokolov, Angela Hewitt, Nicolaj Luganskij, Shlomo Mintz and Roberto Bolle, Mischa Mischa Maiskij, Uto Ughi, Salvatore Accardo, Fazil Say, Matthias Rexroth, and Alexei Volodin.
The outstanding interpretative refinement of the "Giuseppe Verdi" Orchestra becomes a benchmark of the South of Italy  - Teatro Comunale in Catanzaro, Arena Flegrea in Naples, Isernia, Rome - and has taken its presence abroad to countries including Germany (Munich and Gelsenkirchen) with Turandot, in India (New Delhi and Mumbay) with Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, (EU Summit, 2003), in Japan and Portugal with Carmen and in France with Turandot (stage direction by Yang-Zimoun).
Besides, it has performed under the baton of Daniel Oren at the presence of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, the Queen of Sweden, the ex-President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and recently for Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.
The concerts and the operas performed at the ?Giuseppe Verdi? Theatre have been immortalized through paintings created by Maestro Rafal Olbinskij, with works being shown at the National Arts Club of New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and the Suntory Museum in Osaka, Japan.
On December 28th, 2011, the Orchestra - conducted by Daniel Oren -  performed in Palazzo Madama, the home of the Senate of the Italian Republic (Rome).
During the 2013 season, the Salerno Theatre Company, with Maestro Daniel Oren at the podium, recorded La Gioconda, Les Pêcheurs de perles and Robert le diable, for the recording label Brillant.

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