The world of culture and the Ardent City are in mourning. Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, the emblematic general and artistic director of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, died this Sunday, February 7, announced in the evening the mayor of Liège Willy Demeyer, in his capacity as chairman of the board of directors of the Royal Opera of Wallonia-Liège (ORW).
“I have the deep sorrow to announce the death, which occurred this Sunday, February 7, 2021, of Mr. Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, general and artistic director since 2007 of the Royal Opera of Wallonia-Liège”, announced Mr. Demeyer. in a press release.
“Under the leadership of Stefano Mazzonis, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège has experienced unprecedented development in terms of artistic quality, international renown and public support. In order to cope with this disappearance Suddenly, I will bring together the ORW authorities and the staff as quickly as possible “, underlined the city councilor, adding that” the artistic world of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is losing one of its most brilliant servants, Liège is crying one of its great formats “.
In office since 2007, Stefano Mazzonis was due to leave the institution in 2022. He had been made Honorary Citizen of the city of Liège a few years ago for the work he accomplished.