Werner Rackwitz

Werner Rackwitz (3 December 1929 – 14 March 2014) was a German opera director and politician. From 1963 to 1969, he was the Head of Music at the Ministry of Culture of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and from 1969 to 1981 he was the Deputy Minister of Culture. He was born in Breslau, Weimar Republic (now Wrocław, Poland).

Left to right: Kurt Hager, Ruth Berghaus, Werner Rackwitz, Paul Dessau and Hans-Joachim Hoffmann [de] in 1974

Rackwitz died after a short illness on 14 March 2014 in Berlin, Germany; he was 84 years old.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Werner Rackwitz ist tot". Rheinische Post (in German). 18 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  2. ^ Berlin opera boss has died

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