Semiramide Semiramide

In tribute to the late Graham Vick, a full-scale production of Rossini’s opera seria from the 2019 Pesaro Festival.

on July 18, 2021 at 9:49 AM
Gianna Rolandi 1952-2021 Gianna Rolandi 1952-2021

American soprano Gianna Rolandi died Sunday morning, according to a number of her friends and colleagues. She was 68.

on June 20, 2021 at 6:26 PM
Ghena Meirson 1957-2021 Ghena Meirson 1957-2021

April is the cruelest month, the song tells us—but this year, it was a week later. Ghenady Meirson, Philadelphia’s master of Russian Opera and coach extraordinaire, died on May 8.

on May 11, 2021 at 11:26 AM
Christa Ludwig 1928 – 2021 Christa Ludwig 1928 – 2021

The renowned interpreter of Wagner, Mozart and Strauss for more than four decades died yesterday.

on April 25, 2021 at 3:46 PM
Lois Kirschenbaum 1933-2021 Lois Kirschenbaum 1933-2021

We all lost a great champion of the arts as news arrived that Lois Kirschenbaum passed away on 27 March at the Beth Israel hospital.

on March 29, 2021 at 6:33 PM
James Levine 1943-2021 James Levine 1943-2021

The conductor and former music director of the Metropolitan Opera died on March 9.

on March 17, 2021 at 10:11 AM
Nooks and crannies Nooks and crannies

Nathan Hull was an operatic Quixote who did not go it alone, but inspired bands of optimists, giving proper employment to the many worthy New Yorkers mad enough to study voice and pleasure rare elsewhere to those of us thrilled to take it in.

on August 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM
Martin Bernheimer 1936-2019 Martin Bernheimer 1936-2019

Critic Martin Bernheimer has died. He was 83.

on September 29, 2019 at 1:57 PM
Things go better without Koch Things go better without Koch

A multibillionaire right-winger—best remembered locally for plastering his name on the once-beloved New York State Theater at Lincoln Center—has died.

on August 23, 2019 at 11:39 AM
Franco Zeffirelli 1923-2019 Franco Zeffirelli 1923-2019

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

on June 15, 2019 at 9:57 AM
Heather Harper 1930-2019 Heather Harper 1930-2019

The distinguished British soprano died today. She was 88.

on April 22, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Montserrat Caballé 1933-2018 Montserrat Caballé 1933-2018

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

on October 06, 2018 at 3:09 AM
Barbara Harris 1935 – 2018 Barbara Harris 1935 – 2018

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

on August 21, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018 Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018

The Queen of Soul has died.

on August 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Brian Kellow 1959-2018 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.

on July 22, 2018 at 11:39 AM
Huguette Tourangeau 1938-2018 Huguette Tourangeau 1938-2018

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

on April 25, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Nanette Fabray 1920-2018 Nanette Fabray 1920-2018

The versatile singer and actress died yesterday at her home in Palos Verdes, Calif. She was 97.

on February 23, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

on December 01, 2017 at 9:15 AM
RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The heartbreaking news of the death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky has been confirmed.

on November 22, 2017 at 3:22 AM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us Dmitri Hvorostovsky is alive, his wife assures us

Florence Hvorostovsky has just posted to her Facebook page that the Russian news site reporting her husband’s death is mistaken.

on October 10, 2017 at 6:57 PM
Brotherly love Brotherly love

When I moved back to Philadelphia a few years ago, I reached out to Albert Innaurato.

on September 30, 2017 at 1:37 PM
“He was sort of the Brando of music” “He was sort of the Brando of music”

Rest in peace, dear Albert.

on September 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Philip Gossett 1941-2017 Philip Gossett 1941-2017

The American musicologist died earlier today in Chicago.

on June 13, 2017 at 11:54 AM
Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017 Nicolai Gedda 1925-2017

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

on February 09, 2017 at 2:36 PM