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  • fletcher: Georg Zeppenfeld 12:23 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=gmFa 1WV3ABI DISCOVERY!!!!! But the entire Marinsky Frau is totally amazinbg..MAGIC... 12:08 AM
  • bobsnsane: May I ask, please, who is the Hunding ? 10:31 PM
  • willym: Saw Stemme at La Scala – under Barenboim’s otiose baton – and Goerke in Toronto. To quote Macheath: How happy... 10:06 PM
  • phoenix: A TALE OF TWO MEISTERSINGERS – This weekend two Meistersingers were broadcast, one Sunday from SFO last autumn and another... 7:36 PM
  • m. croche: Born on this day in 1843, Carl Michael Ziehrer httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=VmYJ KWkS2lc 7:31 PM
  • John L: After seeing Goerke in Die Walkure in Houston last year and her recent Siegfried (also at Houston) and having seen Stemme in Die... 7:27 PM
  • m. croche: Born on this day in 1660, Alessandro Scarlatti httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=8RsN lQXNBMs 7:27 PM

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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