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 »
Lincoln Center’s Great Performers presents Diana Damrau on Saturday, December 10th, joined by Xavier de Maistre on harp, performing works by Debussy, Strauss, Fauré, and more. A regular at the Met Opera, Damrau has been called “a soprano of matchless intelligence” (Guardian).
“One of the greatest proponents of the German lied tradition” (New York Times), baritone Christian Gerhaher performs an all-Mahler program on Saturday, December 17th, featuring Gerold Huber on piano. The Telegraph calls him “the most moving singer in the world.”
Both performances are at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a
long brief illness. She was 89. [San Francisco Chronicle]
La Cieca has just heard the sad news that the beloved soprano Licia Albanese died earlier this evening. She was 101.
The legendary and beloved Italian tenor died earlier today. He was 90.
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.
Impresario Gerard Mortier died earlier today of pancreatic cancer. He was 70.