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Silvio Varviso (Conductor)

Born: 26th February 1924, Zurich, Switzerland

Died: 1st November 2006, Antwerp, Belgium

Nationality: Swiss

Silvio Varviso was a Swiss conductor who spent most of his career devoted to conducting opera. He began his conducting career working in minor opera houses in Switzerland in the mid-1940s. He became the principal conductor of the opera house in Basel in 1956 where he served for six years. In the late 1950s he began appearing with major opera houses on the international stage as a guest conductor. During the 1960s, he became a fixture at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and at the Royal Opera House in London.

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