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RIP Sergio Renan

RIP Sergio Renán

Radio Cultura
June 13, 2015

Sergio Renan (1933-2015), founder and art lover

At 82 years, he died in Buenos Aires the great actor, playwright, filmmaker, director opera and former CEO of the Teatro Colon.

Born Samuel Kohan, Entre Rios, on January 30, 1933, the artist and creator had a long and distinguished career in the theater, opera and film world.  He died because of an infection that forced him to remain hospitalized for several days.  He had suffered pancreatitis and cancer of the larynx, and then had undergone a tracheotomy.  It will be ensured on Saturday in the foyer of the Theater Columbus, Freedom 621.

In films he stood out as the director of the film The Truce, 1974, the first Argentine film nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.  Hector Alterio and Ana Maria Picchio like characters, The Truce, which based on the novel by Mario Benedetti tells the story of an older man who falls for a young lass gave him worldwide recognition of the Argentine cinema and this great creator.

Renan was also highlighted as an actor to participate in the film The Power of Darkness (1979) by Mario Sabato, or Seven Fools (1973), playing the memorable character of Roberto Arlt, the Melancholy Ruffian.  On stage realization of The Maids by Jean Genet stood out in 1970, Bram Stoker in 1980, Madame Butterfly, an inspector of JB Priestley in 1998 and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen (2007) has come.

As an opera presented, among others, Manon, Rigoletto (1985), Otello (1987) and Cosi fan tutte (1990) at the Teatro Colon, where just a month ago was the start of L'Elisir D'Amore, with music Donizetti, scenery of Emilio Basuldua and costumes by Gino Bogani.

In March 2011, Renan received the title of Citizen of the City of Buenos Aires.

"The death of Renan, it was a great director of Columbus is a tremendous loss because it is a highly cultured and very refined man," director of the Teatro Colon Lopérfido Darius said.

The filmmaker Juan José Campanella said through Twitter that "glowed, fell, rose again and again shine.  Tireless fighter, talented and great man. "

The writer Jorge Asis said "Pain and sorrow at the departure of Sergio Renan.  Cult actor, inexhaustible reader and best friend.  Master Eternal. "

Hernán Lombardi, Minister of Culture of Buenos Aires, said "Sergio Renan was a man who magnified their time.  Talent, generosity, always with projects of great quality and sensitivity "

RENAN, Sergio (Samuel Kohan)
Born: 1/30/1933, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 6/13/2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sergio Renán’s western - actor:
Martín Fierro – 1968 (The Lieutenant)

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