Thomas Schippers


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(b Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1930; d NY, 1977). Amer. conductor. Début NY 1948. Closely assoc. with Menotti and cond. f.p. in NY of The Consul 1950 and f.p. in London 1951, also première of Amahl and the Night Visitors (tv 1951). Cond. NY City Opera 1952–4; cond. f.p. of Copland's The Tender Land (1954) and Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street (1954). Cond. Cherubini's Medea for Callas, Milan 1962. Débuts NY Met and La Scala 1955. Cond. f.p. of Barber's Antony and Cleopatra 1966. Mus. dir. Spoleto Fest. 1958–76. Bayreuth Fest. 1963; CG début 1968. Cond. Cincinnati SO from 1970 to his death.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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