Former Paris Opéra chief has died, aged 70

The death is reported of Jean-Louis Martinoty, director of the Opéra National de Paris from 1986 to 1989.

He died on Wednesday of unknown causes, a few days after his 70th birthday. Martinoty was a prolific stage director, coming to attention with a celebrated Rameau Boréades for John Eliot Gardiner and working at many opera houses, including Mozart productions in Vienna.

Our sympathies to his loved ones.

Jean-Louis Martinoty

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