Nicola Rescigno (Conductor)
Born: 28th May 1916, New York, New York, USA
Died: 4th August 2008, Viterbo, Italy
Nationality: Italian, American
Nicola Rescigno was an Italian-American conductor, particularly associated with the Italian opera repertory. Opera News said that "Rescigno was a seminal figure in the history of opera in America, a maestro and mentor who shaped the destiny and reputation of two major U.S. companies — Lyric Opera of Chicago and Dallas Opera — as well as countless singing and conducting careers.