Opera chief dies of cancer, at 49

Opera chief dies of cancer, at 49


norman lebrecht

May 11, 2015

Intendant Johannes Reitmeier and the theatre and symphony orchestra of the Austrian Tyrol have announced with great sadness the death of their opera director, Roger E. Boggasch, a few days before his 50th birthday.

Boggasch, a Berliner, started out as a conductor, becoming Generalmusikdirektor in Lower Bavaria. But in 2001 he gave up the baton to apply himself to directing opera, musicals and stage plays, winning his post in the Tyrol in 2012. He also composed musicals and appeared on stage in a comedy act as a hapless pianist. He will be sorely missed.

Boggasch Roger __ Larl


  • Michael Hunt says:

    This is indeed very sad news. He was a very dignified professional and unfailingly courteous in his dealings. RIP