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THE CONSERVATORY #3 San Francisco Series BB-V4K $4675.00 24 karat gold over a silver plated copper crescent incised with traditional stamping and scoring motifs, featuring a blossom at the center–Hilltribe work of Northern Thailand. Lead free pewter (30% silver) scored … Continue reading
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Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies
Published: September 1, 2013
Lotfi Mansouri, the Iranian-born opera director and manager who ran the San Francisco Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and pioneered the use of synchronous translations in performances, died on Friday at his home in San Francisco. He was 84.
Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera
Lofti Mansouri in 1997.
The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, the San Francisco Opera said.
Mr. Mansouri, a spirited and innovative artist and showman, led the San Francisco company as general director from 1988 until 2001. Though it was facing rough times financially in 1993, he commissioned a new work, Conrad Susa’s “Dangerous Liaisons.” In 1996, he staged a celebrated revival of Stewart Wallace’s “Harvey Milk” after that opera had received unfavorable reviews in New York.
Before that, he spent 12 years as general director of the Canadian Opera Company…(link to NYTimes Article)