Sergei Cortez

Belarusian composer Sergei Cortez was born in San Antonio, Chile on 18 February 1935, and emigrated to Russia in 1955 when he was twenty.

His music includes two one-act operas based on stories by Anton Chekhov - Jubilee and The Bear, plus Visit of the Lady. His two-hour grand opera Giordano Bruno with libretto by Vladimir Khalip, is published by Schirmer.

Sergei Cortez died on 28 June 2016, aged eighty-one.