Friday 11 august, 4.45amDawn Concert
Orchestra Filarmonica Salernitana “Giuseppe Verdi”
Direttore Oleg Caetani

Belvedere di Villa Rufolo

Friday 11 august
Belvedere di Villa Rufolo, 4.45am
Dawn Concert
Orchestra Filarmonica Salernitana “Giuseppe Verdi”
Conductor Oleg Caetani
Musics by Rossini, Wagner, Beethoven
Unique seat € 60


Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)

Guillaume Tell, Ouverture
4.Allegro vivace

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Il crepuscolo degli dei: Alba e Viaggio di Sigfrido sul Reno

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Sinfonia n. 5 in do minore Op. 67
1.Allegro con brio
2.Andante con moto – Più moto
4.Allegro – Presto


Oleg Caetani
Oleg Caetani attaches equal importance to his work in opera and orchestral repertoire. He works with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Bamberg Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropolitan Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Orchestra, NSO Taiwan Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony Orchestra (with which he has recently conducted a Tchaikovsky Festival) , State Academy Orchestra Svetlanov Moscow, Marinsky Orchestra, RAI National Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and LaVerdi Orchestra in Milan (recently conducting a Schumann Festival in Salzburg).
His talent was discovered and nurtured by the great teacher Nadia Boulanger. He then studied at Rome’s Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, and later in Moscow and St Petersburg, during which time Shostakovich’s music became central to his repertoire. Since then he has conducted Shostakovich all over the world as well as recording an award-winning cycle of the complete symphonies with the Verdi Orchestra.
After winning the RAI Turin and Karajan competitions, he began his career at the Berlin State Opera. He now conducts in the great opera houses of the world, including La Scala in Milan (where he has conducted Turandot and Otello), Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Tosca), English National Opera (Khovanschina, Sir John in Love, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, and Tosca ), Mariinsky Theatre (Tosca and Turandot), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Houston Opera (Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci) San Francisco Opera (The Magic Flute and Norma), Oslo Opera ( Madama Butterfly and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk ), Helsinki Opera (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)and more. He has also conducted The Prisoner by Dallpiccola at the White Night Festival in Saint Petersburg as Russian Premiere.
Forthcoming engagements will include Così fan Tutte in Trieste, as well as concerts with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, LaVerdi Orchestra and also with them to conduct in La Scala in 2019, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra among many others.
Between 2005 and 2009 he has been Music Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in 2005 he was also music director designate of English National Opera. Previously he has been Music Director of the Staatskapelle Weimar and of the Robert Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra, and First Conductor for Frankfurt Opera. His pioneering recordings of Alexandre Tansman’s symphonies and his Gounod symphonies recordings have all won the Diapason d’Or.