Death of a leading US opera directormain
Tito Capobianco has died in Florida of lung cancer, aged 87.
After staging his first operas in his native Argentina, Tito made his US debut directing Carmen in Philadelphia.
He was director of the Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Opera Festival in the 1960s, moving on to a ten-year residency at New York City Opera and seven at San Diego.
He staged with Thaïs and Simon Boccanegra at the Met before serving 17 years as general director of Pittsburgh Opera.