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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, says WQXR. Ms. Juntwait was 58.   Read more »

Elena Obraztsova 1939-2015

The celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano has died. She was 75. [TASS] Read more »

Irene Dalis 1925-2014

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

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Magda Olivero 1910-2014

The legendary Italian soprano Magda Olivero has died.

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Licia Albanese

Licia Albanese 1913-2014

La Cieca has just heard the sad news that the beloved soprano Licia Albanese died earlier this evening. She was 101.

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Carlo Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi 1924-2014

The legendary and beloved Italian tenor died earlier today. He was 90.

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Julius Rudel 1921-2014

The legendary conductor, mainstay of New York City Opera for 35 years, has died, says @nprclassical.

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Falsch und feig

The Hartford Wagner Festival’s production of Das Rheingold has been canceled.

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Ebben, presto morrai!

After nearly a half century on stage, San Diego Opera will cease operations after its current season, said Ian Campbell, the opera’s general and artistic director.

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Gerard Mortier 1943-2014

Impresario Gerard Mortier died earlier today of pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

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