Death of a major opera director, 65

The international opera director Eimuntas Nekrosius has died in hospital in his native Lithunia. Among many eye-catching productions, he staged a Macbeth at the Maggio Musicale in Florence with white snakes on stage.

There was also a Faust at La Scala, Boris Godunov in Venice and a body of work at the Bolshoi.

The president of Lithuania was among the first to issue a tribute.



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