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Argentine conductor of German birth. His parents settled in Buenos Aires in 1935, and he began music lessons in 1950, making his début at La Plata in 1952. When the family returned to Europe, his father, the conductor Erich Kleiber
advised him against a musical career and he studied chemistry, but he began his opera career at the Theater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich, in 1953.