Huguette Tourangeau 1938-2018

The mezzo-soprano died on April 21. She was 79.  Read more »

Nanette Fabray 1920-2018

The versatile singer and actress died yesterday at her home in Palos Verdes, Calif. She was 97.  Read more »

Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson. The top parterre stories of last month follow the jump.  Read more »

RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The heartbreaking news of the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been confirmed.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken.

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Brotherly love

When I moved back to Philadelphia a few years ago, I reached out to Albert Innaurato.

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“He was sort of the Brando of music”

Rest in peace, dear Albert.

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Philip Gossett 1941-2017

The American musicologist died earlier today in Chicago.

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Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017

According to the Svenska Dagblatet, the internationally renowned Swedish singer died yesterday.

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Jason McVicker 1962-2016

This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.

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