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WEIMAR—Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (LOSW) is pleased to announce the addition of Vito Cristofaro to its 2013 Faculty. Maestro Cristofaro will join LOSW for its new production of Così fan tutte in February, 2013.
Hailed as “an outstanding young conductor; with brilliance, natural authority and extraordinary abilities” (Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender), Maestro Cristofaro is much in demand as a conductor and coach in opera houses throughout Europe.
Born in Italy and now resident in Austria, Maestro Cristofaro is currently Kapellmeister and Solorepetitor at Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, where he has led productions of Die verkaufte Braut, La Fanciulla del West, Idomeneo and Eine Nacht in Venedig. This season sees him conducting La Wally, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Ein Walzertraum.
Maestro Cristofaro has been a frequent guest conductor with Orchestra della Provincia di Catanzaro, Sinfonia Podkarpacka, Sinfonietta Baden and Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik. He has worked as an assistant conductor at several festivals including Opernair Gars, Spoleto’s 50th Festival dei due Mondi and OperKlosterneuburg, where he conducted Don Giovanni, La fille du regiment and Carmen. Further repertoire includes Alcina, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Falstaff, Der Wildschutz, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana and Don Pasquale.