Italian theatre and film director Sandro Sequi died Tuesday, Apr. 14, in a car accident in Konya, Turkey.
Rome born Sequi, 65, was one of Italy's most prolific and best known theatre directors. His credits include memorable productions of Goldoni's Il Campiello, Shakespeare's As You Like It, Strindberg's The Dance of Death and Marivaux's The Surprise of Love. He worked with many popular Italian actors, including Gian Maria Volonte, Gigi Proietti, Remo Girone, Ottavia Piccolo and Paolo Poli.
Between 1989 and 1996 he directed Brescia's Teatro Stabile. His latest production was a mounting of Melville's Billy Budd last summer at San Miniato Festival.
Sequi also worked extensively at the opera, directing at London's Convent Garden, New York's Metropolitan, Milan's La Scala and Paris' Opera.
His death occured on the same day of his mother's, herself a victim of a car crash, back in 1957. --By Stefano Curti