Guttman, Irving Allen

GUTTMAN, Irving Allen, artistic director (b 27 Oct 1928, Chatham, ON; d 7 Dec 2014, Vancouver). Widely considered to be the father of opera in western Canada, he was educated in Toronto and Montreal and began his stage-directing career in Montreal in 1953. He became the founding artistic director of the VANCOUVER OPERA in 1960 and occupied that position until 1974. He also served as artistic director of the Manitoba Opera, Opera Saskatchewan and the Edmonton Opera. He directed performances...

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