Sergiu Comissiona


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(b Bucharest, 1928; d Oklahoma City, 2005). Romanian-born conductor (Amer. cit. 1976). Violinist in str. qt. and orch. 1946–8. Cond. Romanian State Ens. 1948–55. Cond. Romanian State Opera 1955–9; Haifa SO and Israeli Chamber Orch. 1960–6; Göteborg SO 1966–77; Ulster Orch. 1967–9; Baltimore SO 1969–84; American SO 1977–82; Houston SO 1984–8. Mus. dir. NY City Opera 1987–8. Cond., Helsinki PO 1990–4. London début (LSO) 1960, CG début (ballet) 1962, CG opera début 1974 (Il barbiere di Siviglia), NY 1977 (La fanciulla del West).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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