Sir Edward Downes

Conductor. Born 17 June 1924. Died 10 July 2009
Sir Edward Downes
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1924-06-17
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Sir Edward Downes

Sir Edward Downes Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Edward Thomas ("Ted") Downes, CBE (17 June 1924 – 10 July 2009) was an English conductor, specialising in opera.

He was associated with the Royal Opera House from 1952, and with Opera Australia from 1970. He was also well known for his long working relationship with the BBC Philharmonic and for working with the Netherlands Radio Orchestra. Within the field of opera, he was particularly known as a conductor of Verdi.

He and his wife, Lady (Joan) Downes, committed assisted suicide at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland on 10 July 2009, an event that received significant media coverage.

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Giacomo Puccini
E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)
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E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)

E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)

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Giuseppe Verdi
Les Vepres siciliennes (Ballet of the 4 Seasons: Autumn)
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Les Vepres siciliennes (Ballet of the 4 Seasons: Autumn)
Giacomo Puccini
Un bel dì vedremo (Madam Butterfly)
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Un bel dì vedremo (Madam Butterfly)
Edward Elgar
'Enigma' variations Op.36: Dorabella
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'Enigma' variations Op.36: Dorabella
Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
The Russian Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)
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The Russian Sailor's Dance (The Red Poppy)
Giuseppe Verdi
Autumn, from the Ballet of the Four Seasons (I vespri siciliani)
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Autumn, from the Ballet of the Four Seasons (I vespri siciliani)
Edward Elgar
Variations on an original theme ('Enigma'), Op 36
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Variations on an original theme ('Enigma'), Op 36
Giuseppe Verdi
Les vêpres siciliennes (Act 3, Sc 2: Ballet, 'Spring')
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Les vêpres siciliennes (Act 3, Sc 2: Ballet, 'Spring')
Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
Waltz from the Bronze Horseman - suite
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Waltz from the Bronze Horseman - suite
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1992: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
1992-08-12T18:01:36
12
Aug
1992

Proms 1992: Prom 29

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1991: Prom 41
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2pq9r
Royal Albert Hall
1991-08-22T18:01:36
22
Aug
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1991: Prom 09
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Royal Albert Hall
1991-07-26T18:01:36
26
Jul
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 09

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1990: Prom 08
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Royal Albert Hall
1990-07-26T18:01:36
26
Jul
1990

Proms 1990: Prom 08

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1990: Prom 07
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Royal Albert Hall
1990-07-25T18:01:36
25
Jul
1990

Proms 1990: Prom 07

Royal Albert Hall

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