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Chailly, Luciano (opera)

Raffaele Pozzi

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Ferrara, Jan 19, 1920; d Milan, Dec 24, 2002). Italian composer. He studied the violin in Ferrara, then composition with Renzo Bossi in Milan, and finally conducting with Antonino Votto, taking an advanced course with Hindemith in Salzburg (1948); he also received a degree in literature from the University of Bologna. From 1951 to 1967 he was music consultant to the RAI, then artistic director and consultant at La Scala (1968–71), the Teatro Regio, Turin (1973 –5), the Angelicum in Milan, the Arena in Verona and the Opera in Genoa. From 1968 he taught composition at the Milan Conservatory.

Theatre music played a leading role in Chailly’s work and stylistic development, his first opera being Ferrovia sopraelevata (1955) to a libretto by Dino Buzzati, an important partnership for the composer, who returned to Buzzati’s surrealist fantasies in his later works for the stage, of ...

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Subjects: Opera

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