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Giuseppe Patanè

born on 1/1/1932 in Napoli, Campania, Italy

died on 30/5/1989 in München, Bayern, Germany

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Giuseppe Patanè

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

Giuseppe Patanè 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 from 1961 until 1962.[1] He also was chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra from 1985 until 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.[1]


  • 1986 Umberto Giordano: Fedora CBS Records
  • 1987 Giacomo Puccini: Il tabarro Eurodisc
  • 1987 Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier CBS Records
  • 1988 Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Eurodisc
  • 1988 Puccini: Suor Angelica Eurodisc
  • 1993 Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (highlights) Corona Classic Collection
  • 1993 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia London
  • 1993 Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino (excerpts) Berlin Classics
  • 1993 Verdi: La traviata Orfeo
  • 1993 Verdi: La traviata (highlights) Berlin Classics
  • 1995 Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Curb
  • 1996 Verdi: Simon Boccanegra Hungaroton
  • 1998 Verdi: Aida (in German) Berlin Classics
  • 1998 Georges Bizet: Carmen (excerpts in German) Berlin Classics
  • 1998 Verdi: La forza del destino Myto Records
  • 2001 Verdi: Don Carlos (excerpts in German) EMI Music Distribution
  • 2003 Donizetti: Maria Stuarda Philips
  • 2004 Mascagni: Iris
  • 2005 Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi Gala Records
  • Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi EMI Music Distribution
  • Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda Myto Records
  • Puccini: Madama Butterfly Hungaroton
  • Verdi: Un ballo in maschera GAO
  • Verdi: La traviata Madacy
  • Verdi: Messa da Requiem Berlin Classics


  1. 1.0 1.1 Will Crutchfield, Giuseppe Patane, 57, a Specialist In the Conducting of Italian Opera, The New York Times, 31 May 1989. URL accessed on 5 January 2008.
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