Gielen, Michael, b. Dresden (Germany), July 20, 1927, conductor. Studied in Buenos Aires and Vienna, from 1951-1960 conductor at the Vienna State Opera, then in Stockholm, London and at the Netherlands opera, from 1977-1987 musical director at the Frankfurt opera, professor at University Mozarteum, Salzburg from 1987 to 1995. Special interest in promoting contemporary opera.
Literature#P. Fiebig (ed.), M. G. Dirigent, Komponist, Zeitgenosse, 1997.