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A. Riolo; Santa Fe Opera Executive Director

Anthony Riolo, most recently executive director of the Santa Fe Opera but before that an administrator for several other arts groups including the Joffrey Ballet and the New York City Ballet, died Tuesday of the complications of AIDS at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was 46.

Riolo, who also was an attorney, had been with the Santa Fe company since 1984. From 1979 to 1984, he was director of development for the New York City Ballet. He was Joffrey’s finance director from 1977 to 1979.

Earlier he was resident counsel at the Ford Foundation and a consultant to the National Arts Stabilization Fund.

Survivors include his father, Anthony P. Riolo Sr. and a sister, both of Los Angeles.

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