Franco Capuana


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(b Fano, 1894; d Naples, 1969). It. conductor. Début Brescia 1919. Cond. Turin 1929–30, San Carlo, Naples, 1930–7, La Scala 1937–40, 1946–52 (mus. dir. from 1949). First to cond. opera at CG after World War II (La traviata, 5 Sept. 1946). Specialist in Wagner and Strauss. Cond. first It. perf. of Jenůfa, Venice 1941, and revived, ahead of fashion, I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Alzira.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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