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date: 26 January 2020

Siciliani, Francesco locked

  • Carolyn Gianturco

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(b Perugia, March 3, 1911; d Rome, Dec 17, 1996). Italian music administrator and composer . He took a diploma in composition at the Florence Conservatory with Frazzi and Pizzetti (1935) as well as receiving university degrees in law and in political science. Though successful in the 1930s as a composer, he decided on a career in administration which he pursued in the most important opera houses in Italy: he was artistic director successively of S Carlo, Naples (1940–48), of the Teatro Comunale and the Maggio Musicale, Florence (1948–57), and of La Scala, Milan (1957–66 and 1980–83). He founded and directed the Sagra Musicale Umbra of Perugia (1947), an international festival. From 1983 to 1990 he was president of the S Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, and he was president of the Panatenee Pompeiane from 1985. In 1988 he was awarded the Venetian prize ‘Una vita per la musica’....

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