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Philip Gossett 1941-2017

The American musicologist died earlier today in Chicago.  Read more »

Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017

According to the Svenska Dagblatet, the internationally renowned Swedish singer died on January 8. He was 91.  Read more »

Jason McVicker 1962-2016

bolenaThis is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre. For days now, it has just refused to work, and every time I hit a snag, the first thought in my mind would be, “Jason would have written this so beautifully.”  Read more »

Johan Botha 1965-2016

The dramatic tenor died this morning in Vienna.

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Daniela Dessì 1957-2016

Soprano Daniela Dessì has died of cancer. She was 59.

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Patrice Munsel 1925-2016

The soprano, famed for her status youngest performer to make a debut at the Met as well as her flamboyant style and personality, died last Thursday after suffering a stroke.

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Oh, brilliant more than fire

Today the world of opera mourns the death of soprano and pedagogue Phyllis Curtin, who passed away yesterday at the age of 94.

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Denise Duval 1921-2016

Soprano Denise Duval, muse to Francis Poulenc, died yesterday in Switzerland. She was 94.

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Pierre Boulez 1925-2016

The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90.

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Mattiwilda Dobbs 1925-2015

The African-American coloratura soprano, was one of the first black artists to sing leading roles in international theaters, died yesterday.

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