Wolf Gorelik, music director of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theater since 1993, died on March 10 of acute pneumonia. He was 80 years old. Three days before he appeared to be in full health, conducting Donizetti’s light comedy.
Born in 1933 in the Sverdlovsk region, he was music director in various opera houses around the country before obtaining a position in Moscow in 1974. Among his achievements was the world premiere of Mycieslaw Weinberg’s masterpiece, The Passenger.
In later years, he conducted occasionally abroad.