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 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 composer and musician Carmine Coppola. ...more
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 Mariani's life. He conducted at least two world premieres; and at least 4 Italian premieres. ...more
Age: Died at 52 (1821-1873)
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italysee more on Angelo Mariani
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, Italysee more on Guido Cantelli
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 music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the 1950s and early 1960s. ...more
Age: Died at 75 (1888-1963)
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungarysee more on Fritz Reiner