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Donald Runnicles

(b. 1954)


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(b Edinburgh, 1954).

Scottish conductor. Répétiteur, Nat. Th., Mannheim, 1978, making début as cond. 1980 (Les contes d' Hoffmann), chief orch. 1984–7. Ass. cond. at Bayreuth 1982. Prin. cond. Hanover Opera 1987–9. NY Met début 1988; cond.Der Ring des Nibelungen, S. Francisco 1990; Vienna début 1990; Glyndebourne début 1991. Mus. dir., Freiburg Opera from 1989, S. Francisco Opera from 1992. Bayreuth début 1993. OBE 2004. Chief cond. BBC Scottish SO from 2009.

Subjects: Music.


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