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Dando Citarella


Dando Citarella is a musician and ethnomusicologist. He studied and collaborated with important artists such as Eduardo De Filippo, Dario Fo, Linsday Kemp, Roberto De Simone and Ugo Gregoretti. He participated, as opera and baroque singer, in some films directed by Mario Monicelli, Luigi Magni, Cristina Comencini and Franco Zeffirelli. In 2003 he was appointed honorary member of the Register of Italian and European Writers and Artists for the Italian National Commission for UNESCO for the work carried out in the field of research on Traditional Music and Popular Theater of Southern Italy Protagonist of Opere buffe , musical comedies and concerts in Italy and abroad and, in particular in 1996, at the Edinburgh Festival as the only Italian opera singer and as choreographer and author of a show of contemporary ethnic dances. Since 1990 he has been a professor at the I.s.f.o.m. (training institute for music therapist operators) in Naples directed by Dr. G. Di Franco where he teaches Folklore Music and Movement in the popular rituals of central-southern Italy and in the Mediterranean. Since 98 he has been collaborating with the U.Giordano Conservatory of Music in Foggia on behalf of ISMEZ and CONFIAM, as a teacher of Therapy and Folklore. In 2007 he creates the Mozart Project south of Naples thus bringing the Opera to the courtyards of small provincial towns as well as to festivals such as Berlioz of La Còte S’Andre, Lyon, Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Linz and the tour in 2010 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on the occasion of the foundation of the Historical Archive of Neapolitan Song and later at the Ravello Festival. Professor of Traditional Music at the L'Aquila Conservatory of Music.