Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80. [La Repubblica]
Robert W. Wilson, the American hedge fund manager and former chairman of New York City Opera, has died, an apparent suicide. Bloomberg reports that the philanthropist died December 23 after leaping from his 16th-floor residence at the San Remo apartment building on Manhattan’s Central Park West. He was 87.
The celebrated opera director and filmmaker died today of lung cancer in Paris. He was 68.
The American mezzo-soprano, director, filmmaker and teacher Regina Resnik has died.
The American contralto, who created the title role in Menotti’s The Medium and introduced the song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” died May 18. She was 92.
The silver-voiced teen star of film musicals of the 1930s and 1940s died earlier this week.
The glamorous and beloved mezzo-soprano died yesterday. She was 99.
The soprano and political dissident of the postwar Soviet Union died yesterday in Moscow. She was 86.