Northern Arizona University has communicated the death of Nando Schellen, former director of NAU Opera and before that of Netherlands Opera. He died in Phoenix on Monday, aged 81.
Nando was managing director and associate general director of The Netherlands Opera from 1969-1986, after learning his trade at Bayreuth. He was also president of The Netherlands Wind Ensemble for 23 years and general artistic director of Indianapolis Opera, 1992-96.
Nando Schellen directed more than 70 operas, musicals, operettas and opera scenes in Europe and North America.