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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 Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 85) in Zurich, Switzerland

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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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He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for "Stiffelio.". See more »

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