David Dichiera

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Birthday
8, 1935
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 18, 2018 (83)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1935
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 18, 2018 (83)

About

Founding General Director of the Michigan Opera Theatre in 1971. He was also the founding Artistic Director of the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

Before Fame

He received his Master's degree in Composition from UCLA. He studied abroad in Italy as a Fulbright scholar. While in Italy, he researched the unpublished manuscripts of 18th-century opera.

Trivia

His articles were published in Ricordi's "Enciclopedia Della Musica," "Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians," and "Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart" by Bärenreiter.

Family Life

His parents were Italian immigrants. He fathered two daughters with his wife Karen VanderKloot DiChiera.

Associated With

He collaborated with opera singer Joan Sutherland.