Giuseppe Patanè

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Giuseppe Patanè (1 January 1932 – 29 May 1989) was an Italian opera conductor.

He was born in Naples, the son of the conductor Franco Patanè (1908–1968), and studied in his native city. He made his debut there in 1951. He was principal conductor at the Linz opera in 1961-62. He subsequently was chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra from 1985 to 1989.

Patanè collapsed suddenly from a heart attack while conducting a performance of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, on 29 May 1989. He was taken to hospital where he died. He and his wife Rita, from whom he was separated at the time of his death, had two daughters.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana / Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Mascagni, Leoncavallo; Pavarotti, Freni, Várady, Wixell, Cappuccilli, Gavazzeni, Patanè 4 1
1989 Il barbiere di Siviglia Gioachino Rossini; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Giuseppe Patanè 2
1989 Rossini Arias Rossini; Cecilia Bartoli, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Giuseppe Patanè 1
1991 Mefistofele Arrigo Boito; Hungarian State Orchestra, Giuseppe Patanè 1
1995 Madama Butterfly (1980 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Veronika Kincses, Peter Dvorský, Lajos Miller, Klára Takács, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera Chorus, Giuseppe Patanè 1
1999 Carmen (1972 studio cast, German) Georges Bizet; Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Patanè 1

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