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Italian conductor Edoardo Muller passed away at the age of 78.

San Diego Opera says Italian conductor Edoardo Muller passed away June 25, 2016 at the age of 78. Edoardo Muller (or Müller) made his San Diego Opera debut in 1980, conducting the West Coast premiere of Giovanna d’Arco. Over the years he conducted over 30 San Diego Opera productions until ill-health forced his retirement in 2011. Trieste born, he made his way as assistant to Serafin, Gui, Votto, Böhm, Molinari-Pradelli, Abbado, Kleiber and Muti, getting his breakthrough jumping in for Georges Pretre in Rossini’s Mosè at the 1973 inauguration of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. - See more at: http://slippedisc.com/2016/06/us-opera-maestro-dies-aged-78/#sthash.GCZk9iw5.dpuf VIDEO Johann Strauß: Radetzky-Marsch AIMS Festival Orchestra Conductor: Edoardo Müller AIMS Meistersingerkonzert 2012 recorded in Graz, Austria, 16th of August 2012