Alberto Cara, composer born in Tivoli in 1975. He completed his musical training at the Conservatory with a diploma in Piano (studying with Eugenio Tani, Riccardo Risaliti, Boris Petrushanskij) and Composition (with Federico Biscione, Alessandro Cusatelli, Marco Tutino, Luis Bacalov). He composed symphonic, chamber and operatic works. In 2007 upon invitation by Marco Tutino, he composed Il colore di Cenerentola, fiaba metropolitana in Quattro scene. The opera was co-produced by Turin’s Teatro Regio and Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, and premiered during the 2007 – 2008 seasons respectively at the Piccolo Regio Laboratorio (Turin) and L’Altrocomunale (Bologna). In 2009, Cara wrote Gli occhi colore del vino a monologue work for spoken text and seven instruments on his own libretto freely adapted from the book X of the Odyssey and first performed by the I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano Ensemble during their I Piccoli Pomeriggi Musical season. His chamber and symphonic works have been performed both throughout Italy and internationally in various seasons including: Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Orchestra sinfonica di Sanremo, Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa di Savona, Brinkhall summer fest (Turku – Finlandia), Festival Gaulianus (Gozo – Malta), Società di concerti “G.Barattelli” (L’Aquila). An active arranger/orchestrator, he has completed works for l’As.Li.Co. – Teatro Sociale di Como (Como’s Lyric Association) re-orchestrating and re-adapting repertoire operas to suit the needs of the theater during its youth outreach program series, as well as for other small provincial theaters. This activity included adapting Hänsel und Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck in 2009 (reducing orchestration, making cuts and metric revisions to the libretto), Mozart’s Don Giovanni (reducing orchestration), and Verdi’s Nabucco (A 2010 Coproduction by the Teatro Sociale di Como/Teatro Regio di Torino), and more recently in 2014 Verdi’s Aida. In 2013, Milan Publisher Casa Musicale Sonzogno, commissions revisions and re-orchestrations of Maria di Venosa, dramma musicale for orchestra, solists and chorus by Francesco D’Avalos for the 40th anniversary Festival della Val d’Itria in a Martina Franca production.

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