Jerome Hynes, Wexford Opera's Chief Executive, Dies Suddenly

Classic Arts News   Jerome Hynes, Wexford Opera's Chief Executive, Dies Suddenly
Jerome Hynes, chief executive of the Wexford Festival Opera, died suddenly after he collapsed on stage on September 18, Ireland's RTê_ News reports. He was 45 years old.

He had been making an announcement to the performers in this year's festival at Wexford's Theatre Royal when he collapsed.

Hynes was appointed managing director of the Wexford festival in 1998, and later was appointed chief executive. His background includes managing the Druid Theatre Company in Galway.

He was appointed deputy chair of the Irish Arts Council in 2003, and also chaired a special committee on the traditional arts.

The 54-year-old Wexford Festival, located on the southeastern coast of Ireland, is known for its performances of operatic rarities. It runs from October 20 to November 6 this year.

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