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Edward Downes (1924–2009)

Edward Downes was born on June 17, 1924 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Edward Thomas Downes. He is known for his work on Salome (1992), Stiffelio (1993) and Aida (1994). He was married to Joan Downes. He died on July 10, 2009 in Forch, Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »

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 2001/II Rigoletto (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1994 Aida (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1993 Stiffelio (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1993 Gala Tribute to Tchaikovsky (TV Special documentary) (conductor)
 1992 Salome (TV Movie) (conductor - as Sir Edward Downes)
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 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series)
- Prom 9: Elgar Anniversary (2009) ... Himself (as Sir Edward Downes)

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In 1970, he became the music director of the Australian Opera, and conducted the first performance in the iconic Sydney Opera House. See more »

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