Latvian director dies at 60

The Latvian film and opera director Andrejs Žagars has died after a long illness.

Immersed in Wagner, he was director of Latvian National Opera from 1996 to 2013.

He owned several cafes in Riga and was a restless entrepreneur.


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  • Very sad news. He was a very positive and energetic person. Sympathy to his family. R.I.P.

    He seemed to have vision and ambition for the Latvian National Opera. I understand that it was he who appointed 25 years old Andris Nelsons as Principal Conductor of the Latvian National Opera from 2003.

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