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  • grimoaldo: “Jennifer Rowley? I know nothing about her” Who does? Somebody decided she... 12:35 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Well if you want to get technical about it Callas’s last “great” ; year was... 12:30 AM
  • Stefan: I’m using the below link now and it working fine. http://www.arte.tv /guide/fr/05175... 12:29 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: That’s Guestoria or Guessie to you, hello and good evening! Well, your... 12:19 AM
  • grimoaldo: Yes Guest, we all decided it was about Lisette but we cannot be absolutely sure, and that blind... 11:58 PM
  • Krunoslav: I thought the recital very exciting., including the high Ds. True, * any* Rossini tenor album... 11:46 PM
  • Grane: Jennifer Rowley? I know nothing about her, but as someone has already mentioned, there’s a... 11:33 PM
  • Arianna a Nasso: Opolais is only 34 years old if Wiki is to be believed. At the performances of hers... 11:29 PM
  • operaassport: Pretty spot on review. Brownlee lacks vocal glamor, star power. Florez has it in spades. 11:14 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Hard to believe Eleanor Steber only sang this role twice at the Met. Now there’s a soprano... 10:46 PM

Claudio Abbado 1933-2014

Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80. [La Repubblica]

Marta Eggerth, 1912-2013

Operetta and film star Marta Eggerth died yesterday in New York. She was 101. [Die Zeit] Read more »

Robert W. Wilson, 1927–2013

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.

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Tom Krause 1934-2013

Finnish bass-baritone Tom Krause died Thursday. He was 79.

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Patrice Chéreau, 1944-2013

The celebrated opera director and filmmaker died today of lung cancer in Paris. He was 68.

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Regina Resnik 1922-2013

The American mezzo-soprano, director, filmmaker and teacher Regina Resnik has died.

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Claramae Turner 1920-2012

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.

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Deanna Durbin 1921-2013

The silver-voiced teen star of film musicals of the 1930s and 1940s died earlier this week.

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Risë Stevens, 1913-2013

The glamorous and beloved mezzo-soprano died yesterday. She was 99.

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Galina Vishnevskaya 1926-2012

The soprano and political dissident of the postwar Soviet Union died yesterday in Moscow. She was 86.

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