The German conductor and composer Johannes Wolfgang Zender, known as Hans Zender, has died aged 82. He was chief conductor of several opera houses, and he composed much, especially vocal music. His opera Stephen Climax premiered in 1986 at the Oper Frankfurt, and his third opera, Chief Joseph, premiered in 2005 at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Hans Zender was born November 22, 1936, and died October 22, 2019, in Meersburg, Germany.

 

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