The Lebanese director, performance designer, writer, and composer Romeo Lahoud passed away at the age of 92.
Born in 1930 in the Jbeil District, Romeo Lahoud studied his primary education at The Collège Saint Joseph in Antoura and later studied mechanical scenography in Italy.
He began his actual career in 1964 when he prepared an operetta at the request of the Baalbek Festival Association as part of its program “Layali Loubnan,” and in 1969, he performed at the Théâtre de Olympia in Paris.
He is the only Lebanese filmmaker to have been invited to the coronation ceremony of the Shah of Iran and was invited by the Belgian royal court to perform at the Théâtre des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
He was also the first to launch the Permanent Theatre in Lebanon through the mega-show “Mawal,” which ran for eleven months.
He has received numerous awards, including the Golden Cedar, the Murex d’Or, and the Order of the Cedar, among others.