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
Jason McVicker 1962-2016 Jason McVicker 1962-2016

This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write for parterre.

on October 17, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Johan Botha 1965-2016 Johan Botha 1965-2016

The dramatic tenor died this morning in Vienna.

on September 08, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Daniela Dessì 1957-2016 Daniela Dessì 1957-2016

Soprano Daniela Dessì has died of cancer. She was 59.

on August 20, 2016 at 6:22 PM
Patrice Munsel 1925-2016 Patrice Munsel 1925-2016

The soprano, famed for her status youngest performer to make a debut at the Met as well as her flamboyant style and personality, died last Thursday after suffering a stroke.

on August 09, 2016 at 7:26 PM
Oh, brilliant more than fire Oh, brilliant more than fire

Today the world of opera mourns the death of soprano and pedagogue Phyllis Curtin, who passed away yesterday at the age of 94.

on June 06, 2016 at 9:32 AM
Denise Duval 1921-2016 Denise Duval 1921-2016

Soprano Denise Duval, muse to Francis Poulenc, died yesterday in Switzerland. She was 94.

on January 26, 2016 at 1:19 PM
Pierre Boulez 1925-2016 Pierre Boulez 1925-2016

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

on January 06, 2016 at 10:17 AM