Summary: Italian-born Brazilian prominent operatic conductor and composer who spent many years as director of the country's leading opera house Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, and had also served twice as longtime artistic director of the Brasilia National Theatre Symphony Orchestra in the nation's capital city from 1989 to 1992 and 1999 to 2006.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: May 11, 1959
Died: June 1, 2009
Location: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil