Schippers, Thomas

Schippers, Thomas

(1930–77) conductor; born in Kalamazoo, Mich. A brilliant talent, he made his public debut at age 18. During the 1950s he conducted at the Metropolitan Opera and guested internationally; he conducted the Cincinnati Symphony for six years before his death from cancer.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.