Today the world of opera mourns the death of soprano and pedagogue Phyllis Curtin, who passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Read more »
The celebration of 50 years of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center includes “The Illuminated Heart,” a theatrical fantasy of Mozart operas and ensembles featuring Christine Goerke, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Polenzani and Peter Mattei; plus staged concerts of Così fan tutte and Idomeneo. Tickets and more information are at MostlyMozart.org. Read more »
The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90. Read more »
The African-American coloratura soprano, was one of the first black artists to sing leading roles in international theaters, died yesterday.
By some quirk of fate, I tend to hear about the deaths of many operatic legends via radio news while out driving.
The “manager of legendary maestros” including James Levine, died today in Manhattan. He was 87. [New York Times]
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.
Musicologist, translator and above all critic Andrew Porter has died.