Gino Marinuzzi

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Gino Marinuzzi
Gino Marinuzzi circa 1920.jpg
Marinuzzi circa 1920
Born(1882-03-24)March 24, 1882
Palermo, Italy
DiedSeptember 17, 1945(1945-09-17) (aged 63)
Milan, Italy

Gino Marinuzzi (24 March 1882 – 17 August 1945) was an Italian conductor and composer, particularly associated with the operas of Wagner and the Italian repertory.


Marinuzzi was born and studied in Palermo, and began his career there as well, conducting the local premieres of Tristan und Isolde in 1909, and Parsifal in 1914. He then appeared in Rome and Milan, where he conducted several local premieres (mostly Wagner operas) and many revivals of rarely performed operas such as Lucrezia Borgia, La straniera, Beatrice di Tenda and L'incoronazione di Poppea. In 1930 he conducted the world premiere of Ildebrando Pizzetti's Lo straniero.

He made guest appearances at the Paris Opéra, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Monte Carlo Opera, where he conducted the world premiere of Puccini's La rondine in 1917. He was artistic director of the Chicago Opera Association from 1919 to 1921, and the Rome Opera from 1928 to 1934.

He was reputed for his "grand style" inherited from the post-romantic tradition.

He left a noted recording of La forza del destino from 1941, with Maria Caniglia, Galliano Masini, Carlo Tagliabue, Ebe Stignani, Tancredi Pasero, and Saturno Meletti.

He died in Milan in 1945, aged 63.


His son Gino Marinuzzi Jr (7 April 1920, in New York City – 1996) was also a conductor and composer of music for films.[1]




  • Suite siciliana (1909)[3]
  • Sicania (1912)[4]
  • Sinfonia in La (1943) [5]
  • Preludio & Preghiera[6]


  1. ^ Gino Marinuzzi Jr
  2. ^ recording: Andrea Licata, Nuova Era 1994
  3. ^ recording: Giuseppe Grazioli, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Decca 2017
  4. ^ recording: Golac-Rilovic, HRT SO, Bareza Dynamic 2002
  5. ^ recording: Golac-Rilovic, HRT SO, Bareza Dynamic 2002
  6. ^ recording: Golac-Rilovic, HRT SO, Bareza Dynamic 2002
  • Le guide de l'opéra, R. Mancini & J.J. Rouvereux, (Fayard, 1986), ISBN 2-213-01563-5