Lorenzo Ferrero (born 1951 in Turin) is a contemporary Italian composer with a predilection for opera, a librettist, author and book editor. He has received commissions from numerous festivals and institutions, his works being constantly performed throughout Europe and North America. His most popular compositions include the operas "Marilyn," "La figlia del mago," "Mare nostro," and "La conquista," the Triple Concerto, Piano Concerto, "Capriccio", the set of six symphonic poems "La nueva Espana," "Parodia," "Ostinato," "Glamorama Spies," "Tempi di quartetto," the song cycle "Canzoni d'amore", and the ballet "Franca Florio, regina di Palermo." In addition to a large number of original works, he completed the orchestration of the third version of the opera "La rondine" by Giacomo Puccini, composed the anthem for the Sestriere Ski World Championship opening ceremony of 1997, wrote incidental music for stage productions, film scores, and books. Lorenzo Ferrero is an active opera conductor, manager of art events, professor of composition at Milan Conservatory, and vice-president of SIAE, the Italian Authors and Publishers Association. He features in "The New Grove Dictionary of Opera" as "the most successful opera composer of his generation in Italy."