The Met Mourns the Death of Patrice Chéreau

October 8, 2013


The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of the great director of theater, film, and opera, Patrice Chéreau. He permanently changed the face of staged opera with his legendary 1976 Ring cycle in Bayreuth, influencing an entire generation of stage directors who followed. Although his only work to play at the Met in his lifetime was his genius production of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in 2009, it will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and legions of admirers throughout the world.



Chéreau in rehearsal for From the House of the Dead
Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera