Fausto Cleva Edit Profile
Student Trieste Conservatory Music, Conservatorio Verdi of Milan. D. Music, College Music Cincinnati, 1949.
Came to the United States, 1920, naturalized, 1931. Assistant conductor, conductor principal theatres, Italy, 1916-1920. Assistant conductor, chorus master, later conductor Metropolitan Opera Company, 1920-1942.
Conductor, musical director Cincinnati Summer Opera, 1934-1971. General manager Chicago Civic Opera, 1944-1946. Conductor San Francisco Opera Company, 1942-1944, 49-55, Metropolitan Opera Company, 1950-1971.
Symphony guest conductor various seasons United States, Canada, S.A., Italy, Sweden, Havana, Empire Festival Ellenville New York, Edinburgh Festival, 1959, Greek Attica theater, 1971.
Married Irene Ghedini, June 20, 1931. Children: Maria, Wally.