Swiss director Luc Bondy dies at 67

30 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Just in: Opera giant is dead, at 67.

“He exemplified the culture of Europe,” French President Francois Hollande says of Bondy, who was a force at theaters in Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Salzburg Bondy was a force at theaters throughout Europe, including Berlin’s Schaubuehne, the Salzburg Festival and Vienna’s Wiener Festwochen, which he led until 2013.Swiss born, of Jewish parents, he stepped in 30 years ago as director of Berlin’s Schaubühne after Peter Stein’s resignation, earning widespread respect for both his imaginative and administrative brilliance. A statement from President Hollande’s office said: ‘Although ill from his early years, he gave up nothing, working tirelessly, suffering but still tirelessly at work. His Tosca at the Met, loudly booed in 2009, was a cornerstone of the house’s move to modernise its production style. „Mit Luc Bondy verband mich eine sehr vertrauensvolle Freundschaft.

Seine Inszenierung von „The Turn of the Screw“ etwa, die wir 2005 als Koproduktion des Théâtre des Champs-Elysées und des Festivals von Aix-en-Provence herausgebracht haben, ist eine meiner schönsten beruflichen Erinnerungen.

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