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Sir Rudolf Bing

opera impresario
Born: 1/9/1902
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Famous for his acerbic wit, he managed (1935–49) the Glyndebourne Opera and co-founded and directed (1947–49) the Edinburgh Festival before becoming general manager of New York's Metropolitan Opera (1950–72). He became a British citizen in 1946 and was knighted in 1971.

Died: 9/2/1997

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