The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90. Read more »
An intimate concert on June 2 features highlights from little OPERA’s recent production of Slow Dusk & Markheim, along with other selections from composer Carlisle Floyd‘s remarkable body of work, including Willie Stark, Of Mice and Men and a glimpse at Prince of Players, Floyd’s new opera which recently premiered at the Houston Grand Opera. Read more »
The coloratura soprano, one of the first African-American artists to sing leading roles in international theaters, died yesterday. She was 90. Read more »
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.
The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long illness. She was 89.