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List of famous male opera conductors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male opera conductors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being opera conductors. There are thousand of males working as opera conductors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic opera conductors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a opera conductor then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Karl Rankl and Boris Goldovsky.

While this isn't a list of all male opera conductors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male opera conductors?" and "Who are the best male opera conductors?"
Anton Coppola is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Opera Conductors
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Anton Coppola


Anton Coppola is an American opera conductor and composer. He is the uncle of film director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, as well as the great-uncle of Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman, and is the younger brother of American ...more

Age: 98

Profession: Opera conductor, Composer, Music Director

Credits: The Godfather Part III

Angelo Mariani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Opera Conductors
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Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani was an Italian opera conductor and composer. His work as a conductor drew praise from Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gioachino Rossini and Richard Wagner, and he was a longtime personal friend of Verdi's, although they had a falling out towards the end of ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1821-1873)

Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy

Profession: Opera conductor, Conductor, Composer

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Guido Cantelli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Opera Conductors
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Guido Cantelli was an Italian orchestral conductor. He was named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan in November 1956 but his promising career was cut short only one week later by his death at the age of 36 in an aircraft crash in Paris, France. ...more

Age: Died at 36 (1920-1956)

Birthplace: Novara, Italy

Profession: Opera conductor

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Fritz Reiner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Opera Conductors
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Frederick Martin "Fritz" Reiner was a prominent conductor of opera and symphonic music in the twentieth century. Hungarian born and trained, he emigrated to the United States in 1922, where he rose to prominence as a conductor with several orchestras. He reached the pinnacle of his career while ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1888-1963)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Opera conductor, Conductor

Credits: Carnegie Hall, Fritz Reiner Conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Concert Tonight, Chicago Symphony

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