List of famous opera conductors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top opera conductors in the world? This includes the most prominent opera conductors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable opera conductors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic opera conductors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned opera conductors.
A list made up of people like Sarah Caldwell and Angelo Mariani.From reputable, prominent, and well known opera conductors to the lesser known opera conductors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the opera conductor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous opera conductors ever?" and "What are the names of famous opera conductors?" then you're in the right place. (26 items)
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. ...moresee 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. ...moresee more on Guido Cantelli