Personalities | (Sir) Colin Davis | Contemporary | Classical
Davis came to public notice as the conductor of early performances by the Chelsea Opera Group. He made his debut at Sadler’s Wells Opera in 1958, and was music director 1961–65. He was principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra 1967–71, music director of the Royal Opera 1971–86 and of the Bavarian State Radio Orchestra 1983–92, and principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra 1995–2005. He was particularly associated with the music of Mozart, Berlioz and Tippett.
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