Silvia Casarin Rizzolo, conductor
She made her debut as conductor at the age of 18 years only, following her graduation with a M.A. degree with honor in conducting and composition from the Giuseppe Verdi Music Conservatory in Milan. She also passed the M.A. exame in Piano at Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Veneziain Venice.
She studied under the baton of the worldfamous M° Carlos Kleiber from 1995 until his death.
In 2000 she worked as an assistant conductor under the baton of the likewise worldfamous M° Claudio Abbado, and in 2003 under the baton of the likewise worldfamous M° Zubin Metha.
In 2004 she was the first female Italian conductor to conduct in New York, USA - conducting the 100th Anniversary Gala Performance of Madama Butterfly.
She has conducted the most important Italian Orchestras.
Her repertory is large and consists of famous operas, symphony and ballet music.
In August 2015 she is the fist female conductor to conduct IX Symphony by Ludvig von Beethoven in the Prestigious Taormina Festival at the island of Sicily in Italy.
In November 2015 she was awarded the price "EXCELLENT WOMAN IN 2015" of music.
She is slated to conduct Giuseppe Verdi's Otello & Giacomo Puccini's Tosca with The American National Opera Company in autumn 2016 on the company's US tour. In first half of 2017 she will conduct Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier & Giacomo Puccini's Tosca with the American National Opera Company at the company's coming European tour. She is at this point also slated to conduct several opera/musical gala concerts with ANOC.