Poland mourns a music director

The death has been announced of Antoni Wicherek, aged 86. Wicherek, who joined the Communist Party in 1961, was artistic director of Warsaw Opera from 1973 to 1981 before leaving to work in Egypt, Switzerland and Germany.

Returning in 1991, he led the Lodz Opera for four years, presiding over the premiere of Penderecki’s Roi Ubu.


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