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  • Krunoslav: Try this clip: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=DZ7s 8XPPPfo 12:01 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=WtKs E3rfBto You mean I can discover even more????? Gorgeous work and the legendary 76 yr.old... 11:52 AM
  • Bill: Isokoski took a professorship at a University in the north of Finland and decided to curtail her public performances after her... 11:31 AM
  • Bill: At one point about 2 years ago Stoyanova stated in an interview when asked about new roles that although she was not one to ask for... 11:25 AM
  • Krunoslav: “For Di Quella Pira he had to climb onto a crescent moon which then rose quite high over the stage, looking as if it was... 11:08 AM
  • Krunoslav: Do any of our members have performance memories of Edith Coates, who always looks unbelievably stagy and crude in pics of her... 10:44 AM
  • Krunoslav: Met coloratura (1954-59) Dolores Wilson– she of the Nixa LUCIA– played Aunt Jenny in this musical; she actually... 10:35 AM
  • whiskey per tutti: There was a “studio cast” recording with at least some of the original cast participating, Sally Ann Howes... 9:55 AM

Denise Duval 1921-2016

Soprano Denise Duval, muse to Francis Poulenc, died yesterday in Switzerland. She was 94.   Read more »

Pierre Boulez 1925-2016

The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90.   Read more »

Mattiwilda Dobbs 1925-2015

The coloratura soprano, one of the first African-American artists to sing leading roles in international theaters, died yesterday. She was 90.  Read more »

Jon Vickers Tribute

A life with a hero

By some quirk of fate, I tend to hear about the deaths of many operatic legends via radio news while out driving.

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Jon Vickers

Jon Vickers 1926-2015

The legendary Canadian heldentenor died on Friday. He was 88.

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Ronald Wilford

Ronald Wilford 1927-2015

The “manager of legendary maestros” including James Levine, died today in Manhattan. He was 87. [New York Times]

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Juntwait

Margaret Juntwait 1957-2015

The host of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcasts and longtime public radio personality died today of complications from ovarian cancer. She was 58.

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Andrew Porter

This art our Master well did guard

Musicologist, translator and above all critic Andrew Porter has died.

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Elena Obraztsova

Elena Obraztsova 1939-2015

The celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano has died. She was 75.

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Irene Dalis

Irene Dalis 1925-2014

The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long illness. She was 89.

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