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Thomas Schippers (March 9, 1930 – December 16, 1977)

Thomas Schippers was an American conductor. He was highly regarded for his work in opera. Regrettably, soon after building the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's international reputation and recording with them, he died of lung cancer at the early age of 47. It was around 1949 that Thomas Schippers met the composer Gian Carlo Menotti while accompanying a singer for an audition. This eventually led to a long-term collaboration with Menotti. Following the 1950 premiere of Menotti's opera The Consul, Schippers began conducting it on Broadway and in 1951 directed the milestone premiere television performance of Menotti's Christmas Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors broadcast live on national television on Dec. 24. According to the professor, writer, and opera scholar John Louis DiGaetani, Schippers had a lengthy romantic relationship with Menotti, in addition to a shorter romantic relationship with mathematician Sean Clarke. A biography of Leonard Bernstein states that Schippers and Bernstein also were intimately involved.

Timeline & Places:

• March 9, 1930: born.

• 1940s: attended Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Stati Uniti

• 1940s: attended Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

• 1940s: attended Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti

• December 16, 1977: died. Buried at Piazza del Duomo, 06049 Spoleto PG, Italia

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