Tullio Serafin( Italian conductor)
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Tullio Serafin (Serafin) (1878-1968) - Italian conductor.
He made his debut in 1898 (Ferrara, "Elixir of Love"). He worked in Venice, Turin and other cities. Ferrara has performed in "Aida" and the opera "Germany" Franchetti (1903). Since 1907, at Covent Garden (among productions "La Boheme," "Carmen," "La Gioconda" Ponchielli).
In 1909-11 years the chief conductor at La Scala. It participated in the Italian opera "Der Rosenkavalier" and "Oberon" Weber. The first performer of the opera "Love of the three kings" Montemetstsi (1913, Milan). Chief conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in 1924-35, respectively (here performed for the first time in the United States operas "Turandot" and "Simon Boccanegra" by Verdi, performed well as Russian opera "Sadko," "The Golden Cockerel" and others). In 1942 performed in Rome opera "Wozzeck" Berg.
In 1946 he returned to La Scala (performed opera "Nabucco" at the opening of the revived after the war theater). He was the head of the festival "Florence muzykalnvy May", where he staged after years of oblivion Rossini's "Tancredi" (1952). In 1959, Serafin conducted at Covent Garden staging "Lucia di Lammermoor. Often served with Callas, which carried out a number of records of importance in the history of opera, among them: "Norma" (Decca), "I Puritani" Bellini (EMI), "Medea" Cherubini (EMI), and others.