Goodbye to Miguel Muñiz, who was director of the Royal Theater

Miguel Muñiz

Born in Ourense in 1939, Miguel Muñiz He had a degree in Economic Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and in his long professional career he was linked to various institutions and public and private companies.. In 1982 was appointed General Secretary of Economy and Planning in the Ministry of Economy and Finance and in 1986, President of the Official Credit Institute (ICO), position he held until 1996. He was part of the National Institute of Statistics and Telefónica, where he was framed in his cabinet of studies, in a first stage, and later in its Executive Committee.

He 27 September 2004 is appointed CEO of Teatro Real, position that he would hold until 2012. Under his mandate, initiatives were carried out such as the launch of Last Minute Tickets, the Audiovisual Project and the first opera recordings on DVD, the Social Project – whose music in prison initiative, obtained the Medal of Penitentiary Social Merit two consecutive years-, the creation of jazz and flamenco festivals in the Sala Principal or the first days of Open Doors, to name just a few; Actions, All of them, who contributed to modernizing and promoting the opening of the Royal Theater.

About his work at the head of the institution, Gregorio Maranon, president of the Royal Theater, has declared: “I met Miguel Muñiz many years ago and, at 2004, I proposed him as general director of the Royal Theater to the Minister of Culture Carmen Calvo. retired in 2012 having done an extraordinary job in the difficult times of the economic crisis in 2008. In addition to being a very good professional, as he had shown in the presidency of the ICO, Miguel has been an excellent person”.

Photography © Javier de Real / Teatro Real