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Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

UPDATE: Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken. “My husband is fine and sleeping happily next to me,” she writes. (Photo via Askonas Holt.)

Albert Innaurato 1947-2017

We have just heard the sad news that playwright and critic Albert Innaurato has died. He was 70. Read more »

Don’t send in the clowns

La Cieca sadly notes that LoftOpera has postponed their production of Pagliaccci (scheduled to open September 15) until a later date to be announced.

Philip Gossett 1941-2017

The American musicologist died earlier today in Chicago.

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End of an era

Fort Worth Opera earlier today parted ways with its general director of 16 years, Darren K. Woods.

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Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017

According to the Svenska Dagblatet, the internationally renowned Swedish singer died yesterday.

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Caved

The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito.

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Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness.

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Jason McVicker 1962-2016

This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.

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Johan Botha 1965-2016

The dramatic tenor died this morning in Vienna.

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