6/10/1926 - 6/9/2013
Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Bruno Bartoletti
ROME (AP) — Bruno Bartoletti, an orchestra conductor who was associated with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a half-century, and who championed modern opera as well as classic works, died on Sunday in his native Tuscany, a day before his 87th birthday.
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where the maestro had served as artistic director from 1985 until 1991, said Bartoletti died in a Florence hospital after a long illness.
In a career that saw Bartoletti conduct well into his 80s — he...