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Daniela Dessì 1957-2016

DessiIt has been reported that soprano Daniela Dessì has died of cancer. She was 59. Read more »

Patrice Munsel 1925-2016

Patrice MunselThe 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 »

The end is in the beginning and yet you go on

“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]

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez 1925-2016

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

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Gato

The cat didn’t come back

“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.”

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Botas

Fine dell’opera

Gotham Chamber Opera is ceasing operations and will be closing.

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Jon Vickers

Jon Vickers 1926-2015

The legendary Canadian heldentenor died on Friday. He was 88.

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Juntwait

Margaret Juntwait 1957-2015

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.

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Elena Obraztsova

Elena Obraztsova 1939-2015

The celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano has died. She was 75.

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Irene Dalis

Irene Dalis 1925-2014

The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long illness. She was 89.

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