The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90. Read more »
Pyrotechnics abound when Angela Meade stars in Opera Orchestra of New York’s production of Donizetti’s tragic love story, Parisina d’Este, conducted by OONY founder Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. OONY last performed this opera in 1974 starring Montserrat Caballé. The remaining cast features a group of young international artists including American tenor Aaron Blake in the role of Ugo, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang in the role of Duke Azzo, Serbian bass Sava Vemic in the role of Ernesto, and American Soprano Mia Pafumi in the role of Imelda. Don’t miss this thrilling, rare Donizetti gem.! Remaining tickets are on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office. 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.