ALDA CAIELLO – SOPRANO
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Alda Caiello has sung with conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Myung-Whun Chung, Valery Gergiev, Arturo Tamayo, Peter Keuschnig, Massimo de Bernart, Pascal Rophè, Waine Marshall, Christopher Franklin, Stephen Ausbury, Peter Rundel, Lucas Vis, Pietro Borgonovo, Renato Rivolta, Marcello Panni, Fabio Maestri, Marco Angius, and Emilio Pomarico. She has been invited by La Biennale Musica and Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Teatro alla Scala in Milano, Bologna Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Milano Musica, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Sagra Musicale Malatestiana in Rimini, Festival di Orvieto, Festival of Contemporary Music in Barcelona, Festival d’Automne in Paris, Festival Wien Modern, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma, ORT Orchestra della Toscana, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Muenchen Biennale, Festival di Ravenna.
Alda Caiello has often sung Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs: in Milano conducted by Berio himself, in Rotterdam conducted by Valerij Gergiev, and several times at Vienna’s Musikverein with the Kontrapunkte Ensemble conducted by Peter Keuschnig. In Roma, for the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Alda Caiello took part in the Progetto Pollini with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor conducted by Erwin Ortner singing Trame d’ombre by Giacomo Manzoni. At Bolzano’s Teatro Comunale, she sang in the world première of the opera Axel Brüchke Langer. A Composed Portrait by Giovanni Verrando. For Settembre Musica, with the Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, she sang Improvisation I and Improvisation II by Boulez (conductor Marcello Panni) and works by Castiglioni and Bosco (conductor Arturo Tamayo). At the Holland Festival Alda Caiello interpreted Gesualdo, considered as a murderer by Luca Francesconi, with the Hilliard Ensemble, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, perforemd in Milano as welll for the Festival MI.TO At Muenchen Biennale she interpreted the world première of Edoardo Cattaneo’s La Philosophie dans le Labyrinth, with texts by E. Sanguineti, which was later performed also at Wien Modern Festival.
Alda Caiello was chosen by Adriano Guarnieri for the world première of Medea at Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, sang in the world première of La Passione secondo Matteo at Teatro La Scala in Milano and La Pietra di diaspro at Teatro dell’Opera in Roma. At the Teatro La Fenice in Venice she took part in the creation of Signor Goldoni by Luca Mosca, direction of David Livermoore and by the same author she was interpreter in Freud, Freud, I love you, with the Lieder by Alma Mahler. Invited at the Biennale she sung the world premiere of Manzoni’s La Legge in the presence of the author. Wiener Musikverein inviter her for Wien Modern for two different concerts: the first performance of Kosmoi by Pierluigi Billone with the Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien conducted by Stephen Ausbury and the first Austrian performance of Recital for Cathy by Luciano Berio with the Ensemble Kontrapunkte. She sang Poulenc’s Voix Humaine di Poulenc in Palermo and the new opera L’Italia del destino by Luca Mosca in Florence Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. She created the new operatic work by Alessandro Solbiati Leggenda in Turin, under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda. In season 2013-14 she sang Folk song by Berio in Torino with Noseda and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Rome Opera, conductor Jonathan Webb, production by Chiara Muti. She also created a new commission by Teatro Grande di Brescia, Il Sogno di una cosa by Mauro Montalbetti, later revived in Milano Piccolo Teatro. She also sang a series of concerts with Poulenc’s La voix humaine at Ravenna Festival, Piacenza, and Lucca. In 2015 she was once again in Wiener Musikverein for Eine Florentisiche Tragoedie by Zemlinsky and lieder Webern, Berg, Schoenberg, while ORT Orchestra in Florence invited her for a new creation of composer Marcello Panni. She sang with Quartetto Prazak in Konstanz , and then a new creation by Alessandro Solbiati, Il suono giallo, at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Marco Angius conductor. In 2016 she created Dialoghi della lontananza by Portera in Florence with Sentieri Selvaggi together with the Italian premiere of Gubaidulina’s Galgenlieder. She also created Lo specchio magico, a new opera by Fabio Vacchi a Florence Maggio Fiorentino. She sang concerts in Milano, l’Aquila, a special concert dedicated to Cathy Berberian at Basel’s Sacher Stiftung .Stresa Festival invited her for Oltre la porta, a new opera by Carlo Boccadoro conducted by the composer. She sang Passion selon Sade by Bussotti in Rome Parco della Musica, in the presence of the composer. In 2017 she sang in Teatro Verdi di Trieste and was invited by Wiener Musikverein for a concert with Berg Sieben frühe Lieder by Berg and Poulenc’s La dame de Montecarlo. In Parma she sang Nono’s Prometeo with Teatro Regio Orchestra and Marco Angius. , infine è stata interprete di Prometeo di Nono al Teatro Farnese di Parma. Nel 2018 she sang in a recital in Bologna, Musica Insieme and made her debut at Festival Printemps de Montecarlo ( Sequenza di Berio).
Alda Caiello has recorded for BMG/Ricordi, CAM (Fabio Vacchi, soundtrack for the film Cantando dietro i paraventi by Olmi), Stradivarius, Rai Trade, Col Legno, Zig Zag Territoires. Two CD on Casella, Respighi, Pizzetti e Ghedini are edited by Bottega Discantica.