Published 27 August 2010

Director Vernon Mound has passed away.

Director Vernon Mound, 56, passed away this morning after a period of illness. He was currently directing Sunset Boulevard, this season's major musical at The Göteborg Opera. He has previously directed the opera Manon Lescaut (2002) and the musicals Les Misérables (2000) and Miss Saigon (2004) at The Göteborg Opera.

– We express our heart-felt condolences and our thoughts are with his family. Vernon’s vision of Sunset Boulevard was magnificent and he has created a fantastic production team, says opera director Lise-Lotte Axelsson. The rehearsals for Sunset Boulevard are currently underway at The Göteborg Opera, and the production will première on October 16 as scheduled.

–Vernon has had a great impact on the coming generation of musical theatre artists through his position as professor and director of studies at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg. He was an extremely passionate and devoted visionary with extensive knowledge of the repertoire. He worked internationally as a director of both operas and musicals, says Lise-Lotte Axelsson.

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