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August 8   -   ArtsJournal: music

Opera Director Lee Blakeley Dies Suddenly At 45

He first got himself noticed with a provocative staging of Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno in London's leading gay nightclub. He worked extensively at Covent Garden, San Francisco and Los Angeles Operas, Opera Theater of St. Louis, and especially Santa Fe Opera; his highest-profile project in Europe was directing a series of American musicals (in English) at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

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