Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News World

Luc Bondy, Swiss opera and theatre director, dies at 67

Published 29/11/2015

Luc Bondy staged celebrated productions at the world's leading opera houses
Luc Bondy staged celebrated productions at the world's leading opera houses

Luc Bondy, a Swiss opera, theatre and film director who staged productions on renowned stages across Europe and the United States, has died. He was 67.

The Odeon Theatre in Paris, where Bondy last worked, announced his death on Saturday, saying he died of pneumonia.

The New York Metropolitan Opera, in an obituary on its home page, wrote that Bondy's direction "was notable for its psychological insight, clarity, and vivid theatricality".

Bondy staged celebrated productions at the world's leading opera houses including Milan's La Scala, the Paris Opera and the Salzburg Festivals.

His career also spanned decades of theatre productions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, London and elsewhere in Europe.

The Odeon Theatre praised Bondy for his "creative genius, erudition, his love for the actors and the audience, his humanity and his liberty".

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph