The soprano, famed for her status as youngest performer to make a debut at the Met as well as for her flamboyant style and personality, died Thursday after suffering a stroke. She was 91. Read more »
“Several current and former Met employees and a member of the board said in interviews this week that while Mr. Levine was a beloved figure, they hoped he would soon take on an emeritus position that would keep him involved in the company as part of a graceful exit.” [New York Times]
The composer and conductor died yesterday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. He was 90.
“Along with every other music journalist in New York, I was blindsided by this news. If ever there was a company that appeared the picture of fiscal and artistic good health, it was Gotham.”
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.
The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long illness. She was 89.