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Jesús López Cobos in 2015

Jesús López Cobos (25 February 1940 – 2 March 2018) was a Spanish conductor.[1] He was born in Toro, Zamora.

From 1981 to 1990 he was general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from 1984 to 1988 he was music director of the Orquesta Nacional de España. From 1986 to 2001 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1990 to 2000 he was principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. From 2003 to 2010 he served as music director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.[2]

López Cobos died in Berlin, Germany of neuroendocrine cancer on 2 March 2018 at the age of 78.[3]