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Silvio Varviso

(1924—2006)


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(b Zurich, 1924; d Antwerp, 2006). Swiss conductor. Début St Gall 1944 (Die Zauberflöte). 1st cond., Basle Opera 1950–62 (mus. dir. from 1956). Leading opera cond. at int. fests. Amer. début (S. Francisco 1959). Cond. f. Amer. p. of A Midsummer Night's Dream, S. Francisco 1960. NY Met début 1961; Brit. début Glyndebourne 1962; CG 1962. Prin. cond. Stockholm Royal Opera 1965–71. Mus. dir., Württemberg Opera, Stuttgart, 1972–8. Bayreuth Fest. 1969–74. Salzburg Fest. 1979. Mus. dir. Paris Opéra 1980–5.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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