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List of notable or famous conductors from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Italy and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Italy is included when available.

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This historic conductors from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Italy?" These prominent conductors of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian conductors.

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Adriano Lualdi Italian composer and conductor. Lualdi was one of those artists in Italy whose reputation was subsequently diminished because of his early and continued avid support of Benito Mussolini and Italian fascism. He was musically precocious and was sent to Rome where he studied composition with Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari at the Santa Cecilia conservatory. As a young musician, he conducted at La Fenice in Venice, the San Carlo Theater in Naples, as well as heading the conservatories in Florence and Naples. He was a frequent contributor to musical journals and debates and collaborated with Mascagni and Toscanini, who directed Lualdiā€™s composition Il diavolo nel campanile, based on Edgar ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1885-1971)

Birthplace: Larino, Italy

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Alberto Randegger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from Italy
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Alberto Randegger was an Italian-born composer, conductor and singing teacher, best known for promoting opera and new works of British music in England during the Victorian era and for his widely used textbook on singing technique. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1832-1911)

Birthplace: Trieste, Italy

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Alceo Galliera was a distinguished Italian conductor and composer. He was the son of Arnaldo Galliera who taught in organ class at the Parma Conservatory. Galliera was born in Milan in 1910 and studied piano, organ, and composition at the Milan Conservatory. Among the orchestras he conducted were those of La Scala and the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome. He conducted operas in which Maria Callas sang, as well as concerts with such great pianists as Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Dinu Lipatti. He also appeared at the Lucerne Festival where he conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic. In 1950-51 he was the conductor of the Melbourne Symphony ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1910-1996)

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

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Aldo Ceccato is an Italian conductor. Ceccato was born in Milan. He worked as assistant to Sergiu Celibidache and was music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1973 until 1977. Then, from 1976 until 1982, he was music director of the Hamburg Philharmonic. He was also music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1985 until 1990. He is the son-in-law of conductor Victor de Sabata and has made a recording of de Sabata's compositions for the Hyperion record label. In 1971, he recorded Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and Verdi's La traviata, both with Beverly Sills. ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

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