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Thomas Schippers (1930–1977)

Charming, brilliant with a magnetic intensity, Tom Schippers was born in Portage, Michigan to an upper middle class family. His father worked in middle management for Westinghouse and recognizing his musical ability, enrolled Tom into a piano class by age four. Excelling in school, he graduated high school at thirteen, attending both The Curtis ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Immigrant (performer: "Il Trovatore")
 2004 The Light (performer: "Nel dì della vittoria io le incontrai (from 'Macbeth' Act 1)")
 1990 Awakenings (performer: "O Soave Fanciulla" from "La Bohème")
 1987 Aria (performer: "La Virgine degli Angeli")
 1986 The American Way (performer: "Il Travatore")
 1986 The Money Pit (performer: "The Wedding Contract")
 1983/I Carmen (performer: "Carmen")
 1979 Luna (performer: "Il Trovatore")
 1979 Le maître-nageur (performer: "Il Trovatore")
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 1977 Aïda (conductor)
 1956 The Saint of Bleecker Street (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1951 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1951 The Medium (conductor)
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 1977 Aïda
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 1959 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Orchestra Conductor
- Episode #12.44 (1959) ... Orchestra Conductor
 1958 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Contestant
- Episode dated 7 December 1958 (1958) ... Himself - Contestant
 1951 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
Himself - Conductor

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The Consul (1950). Drama/opera. Music by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Book by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti. Musical Director: Lehman Engel. Musical Coordinator: Thomas Schippers. Dreams Choreography by John Butler. Directed by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 15 Mar 1950- 4 Nov 1950 (269 performances). ... See more »

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On 16 September 1966, conducted the world premiere of American composer Samuel Barber's opera, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the new Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in inauguration of the Met Opera's move to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. See more »

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