(b La Spezia, Sept 24, 1915; d Treviso, April 12, 1992). Italian conductor . He studied at the Parma and Venice conservatories, then at the Accademia Chigiana, Siena. Contemporary music and 17th- and 18th-century works predominated in his career. Between 1951 and 1956 he conducted at the Teatro delle Novità, Bergamo, where he gave the first performances of Luciano Chailly’s Ferrovia sopraelevato, Flavio Testi’s Il furore di Oreste, Andrea Mascagni’s Lo starnuto and Sergio Liberovici’s La panchina. At the Naples Festival he conducted revivals of 18th-century Italian opera such as Piccinni’s La molinarella (1960), Rossini’s La gazzetta (1960) and Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto (1962), as well as Mozart’s La finta semplice (1961), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1962) and Die Zauberflöte (1963). Gracis also conducted at the Florence Maggio Musicale (1948–50), the Milan Pomeriggi Musicali (...
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