Oleg Caetani

(b. 1956)

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(b Lausanne, 1956).

Swiss‐born It. Conductor. Son of Igor Markevitch. Studied in Paris with Boulanger, in Rome with Ferrara, at Moscow Cons. with Kondrashin and Nikolaev, and at St Petersburg Cons. with Ilya Musin. Won RAI, Turin, and Karajan cond. comps. (1982). Prof. début Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 1983. Chief cond. Weimar (1984–7) and 1st cond. Frankfurt Opera (1987–92). Mus. dir. Wiesbaden Opera (1992–5), Chemnitz Opera, and Robert Schumann PO (1996–2001). La Scala début 2001 (Turandot); Brit. début Manchester 2002 (Hallé Orch.), London 2003 (ENO, Khovanshchina). Chief cond. and art. dir. Melbourne SO from 2005.

Subjects: Music.

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