Death of an eminent Italian conductor, 88main
The death is reported of Nello Santi, known to singers as ‘Papa Santi’, one of the most trustworthy conductors of Italian opera, with a career spanning more than 60 years.
After a Verdi debut in Padua in 1951, Santi was music director of Zurich Opera from 1958 to 1969 and went on to conduct at all the world’s major houses. He made many recordings with Placido Domingo.
with Annalisa Stroppa