Valery Gergiev buries his mother

The president of his native country South Ossetia, Anatoly Ilyich Bibilov, and the Prime Minister Eric Pukhaev have expressed condolences to the Marinsky Theatre director Valery Gergiev on the death of his mother, Tamara Lagkuyeva-Gergeieva.

The funeral was held yesterday in Vladikavkaz.

Tamara Lagkuyeva is survived by her son, two daughters and several grandchildren.

Our condolences to Valery on the loss of this formative figure in his life.

He is due back in Salzburg later today.

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  • It should be remembered that condolences should be expressed to his sisters, one of whom is the pianist Larisa Gergieva.

  • Compliments to you, Norman, for offering your condolences to Valeri Gergiev at this time of personal loss. It can’t have been easy for you.

  • The loss of a parent is usually a specially painful experience. I offer my condolences to the entire family and wish Valery Gergiev that he finds consolation in his music making. May his mother rest in peace!

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