Personalities | Carlo Maria Giulini | Contemporary | Classical
Giulini first conducted at La Scala, Milan in 1952, and was principal conductor 1953–56. He conducted Verdi’s Falstaff at the Edinburgh Festival in 1955 and Don Carlos at Covent Garden in 1958. He returned to Covent Garden for Il barbiere di Siviglia (1960), Il trovatore (1964) and La traviata (1967), but shortly after abandoned opera until 1982. In the 1960s he conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra. He was principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1969–78, and music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra 1978–84.
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