Jürgen Flimm died today, aged 81

One of the most influential theatre and opera directors, he worked 15 years mostly in Hamburg before being swamped with offers from aroud the world.

The conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt was his constant partner and many other maestros vied for his services.

He was artistic director of the Salzburg Festival from 2007 to 2010 and Intendant of Berlin State Opera from 2013 to 2018.

More to follow.

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