Failoni, Sergio

BORN 18 Dec 1890, Verona, Veneto - DIED 25 Jul 1948, Sopron
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (24/1-1-55)

Sergio Failoni studied the cello in Verona and debiuted in his hometown. From 1908 he studied composition in Milan under Paolo Delachi. After his studies he was Arturo Toscanini's assistant for two years and after that he became first conductor at the opera of Geneva. He 1921 he conducted Rameu's opera "Platée" in Milan. From 1928 to 1947 he was the chief conductor of the State Opera in Budapest. On 24 April 1932 he conducted the premiere of Kodály's "Székely fonó" in Budapest. From 1932 to 1934 he was also the conductor of La Scala.

His career also took him to Buenos Aires, the USA and other European countries. He publicly stated that he was opposed to fascism during the Second World War. In 1947 he was asked to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Before he could do so he suffered a stroke and he died in July 1948.

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• worked for Toscanini, Arturo


The grave of Sergio Failoni at the Kerepesi cemetery, Budapest.
Picture by Androom (05 Aug 2018)


A Nemzeti Panteon Fiumei Úti Sírkertje (Kerepesi Temetö) Térképe, 1990
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