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Zedda Alberto, conductor
was born in Italy, where he completed his humanistic and musical studies. In 1957 he won the RAI International Competition for conductors, which allowed him to conduct symphonic music with the most important Italian orchestras (La Scala, Santa Cecilia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Rai Orchestras of Rome, Turin, Milan and Naples) and in major foreign theaters (Germany, USA, Israel, France, Spain, Russia and other countries). His activity in opera productions is also vast and he conducts regularly at La Scala, San Carlo, La Fenice, Teatro Massimo, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and many other houses. Musicological activity plays an important role in his career. He has completed critical editions of operas, oratorios and cantatas, especially from the first half of the 19th century but also L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) which he has conducted at La Scala. He has been director of the Italian repertoire at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the New York City Opera; a member of the Editorial Board of the Rossini Foundation of Pesaro; Music Director of the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca and artistic director of the Carlo Felice Theater in Genova and La Scala in Milan; director of the Rossini Academy of Pesaro and artistic director of Festival of Baroque Musical in Fano. He is currently artistic director of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. He has taught History of Music at the University of Urbino and applied musicology at the Accademia of Osimo. He has recorded numerous albums of symphonic music, chamber music and opera. At the Israeli Opera he conducted La cenerentola (Rossini).