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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A highly talented longtime former director of the Pittsburgh Opera has died.

Tito Capobianco died Saturday morning in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla., after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

tito capobianco Former Pittsburgh Opera Director Passes Away At Age 87

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He was the Pittsburgh Opera stage director from 1983 to 2000.

Capobianco was 87 years old.