Tuesday, February 26, 2019

RIP Andrejs Žagars

Latvian actor, director, former Rīga councilor and head of the Latvian National Opera Andrejs Žagars (1958-2019) passed away on February 26, 2019 in Riga, Latvia after a long illness. Born on  October 16, 1958 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, U.S.S.R. He led the Latvian National Opera from 1996 to 2013. An actor by trade, he worked at the Dailes Theater until 1994. He was an actor in a number of feature films, the chief of which was the TV drama ‘Long Road in the Dunes’. He appeared as Natt Bumppo in the 1987 Euro-western “Sledopyt” (The Pathfinder).

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