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Things go better without Koch

A multibillionaire right-wing father of the pseudo-libertarian “Tea Party,” best remembered locally for plastering his name on the once-beloved New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, has died. Now we can start forgetting him. [New York Times]

Franco Zeffirelli 1923-2019

The legendary opera and film director has died. He was 96. Read more »

Heather Harper 1930-2019

The distinguished British soprano died today. She was 88.   Read more »

Montserrat Caballé 1933-2018

The prodigiously gifted and widely beloved Catalan soprano has died. She was 85.

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Barbara Harris 1935 – 2018

The actress and teacher died earlier today of lung cancer. She was 83.

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Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018

The Queen of Soul has died.

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Brian Kellow 1959-2018

We have just heard the sad news that author and longtime Opera News editor Brian Kellow died earlier today. He was 59.

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Huguette Tourangeau 1938-2018

he mezzo-soprano died on April 21. She was 79.

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