ⓘ Anton Coppola

Anton Coppola

ⓘ Anton Coppola

Antonio Coppola was an American opera conductor and composer. He was the uncle of movie director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire. He was the grand-uncle of Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman, and the younger brother of American composer and musician Carmine Coppola.

Coppola was the musical director of six Broadway musicals, including Silk Stockings, Bravo Giovanni and The Boy Friend. He conducted two movie scores, 1990s The Godfather Part III and 1992s Dracula. He appeared in the former, shown conducting Cavalleria rusticana in the Teatro Massimo of Palermo.

Coppola turned 100 in March 2017. He died on March 9, 2020 in New York City, aged 102.