Zdeněk Kosler


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(b Prague, 1928; d Prague, 1995).

Cz. conductor. Début, Prague Nat. Th., 1951 (Il barbiere di Siviglia). Won int. cond. comp. Besançon 1956 and Mitropoulos comp. NY 1963, after which he was ass. cond. to Bernstein with NYPO 1963–4. Opera dir., Olomouc 1958–62, Ostrava Opera 1962–6; cond. Prague SO 1966–7; mus. dir. Berlin Komische Oper 1966–8; cond. Czech PO 1971–80; chief cond. of opera at Slovak Nat. Th., Bratislava, 1971–6; chief cond. Prague Nat. Th. 1980–5 and 1989–91. Brit. début 1975.

Subjects: Music.

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