Marcello Viotti (Conductor)
Born: 29th June 1954, Vallorbe, Switzerland
Died: 16th February 2005, Munich, Germany
Marcello Viotti was a Swiss classical music conductor, best known for opera.
Viotti was born in Vallorbe, in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, to Italian parents. He studied cello, piano and singing at the Conservatory of Lausanne. Wolfgang Sawallisch was a mentor to Viotti and encouraged him to begin his career in the theatre. As a young conductor, Viotti honed his craft with the International Orchestra of the Jeunesses Musicales in the Italian town of Fermo, and also with a wind ensemble.