Carlos Kleiber


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(b Berlin, 1930; d Ljubljana, 2004). Ger.-born conductor (Austrian cit. 1980). Son of Erich Kleiber. Répétiteur, Gärtnerplatz, Munich, 1953. Cond. Potsdam Opera, 1954–6 (début in Millöcker's Gasparone), Vienna Volkstheater 1956–8. Cond. Düsseldorf Opera 1956–64, Zurich Opera 1964–6, Stuttgart from 1966, Munich from 1968. Cond. Wozzeck at Edinburgh Fest., 1966. Débuts: Bayreuth Fest. 1974; CG and La Scala 1974; Amer. (S. Francisco) 1977; NY Met 1988.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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