- Alan Blyth
(b Milan, Feb 18, 1934). Italian conductor. He studied at the Milan Conservatory and at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, where he conducted a student performance of Otello. He made his professional début with Don Giovanni at the Teatro Nuovo, Milan, in 1964, and in 1966 he conducted Busoni’s Die Brautwahl at the Maggio Musicale, Florence. His performance of Rossini’s L’equivoco stravagante at the Wexford Festival in 1968 was widely admired, and in 1969 he conducted Il signor Bruschino and Gianni Schicchi at the Edinburgh Festival. The same year he made his American début with I puritani at the Chicago Lyric Opera. He appeared for the first time at Covent Garden in 1970, conducting La traviata, and at Glyndebourne in 1971 with Ariadne auf Naxos. He made his Paris Opéra début in 1973 with La bohème, and since 1975 has worked mainly in Germany. Ceccato recorded La traviata...