Marcello Giordani 1963-2019 Marcello Giordani 1963-2019

It is reported that the tenor died suddenly today of a heart attack in his home in Augusta, Sicily.

on October 05, 2019 at 11:58 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
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
parterre saturday afternoon: Montserrat Caballé parterre saturday afternoon: Montserrat Caballé

Today’s sad news has prompted a change of program in parterre saturday afternoon. Our Own JJ is putting together a program in tribute to Montserrat Caballé, to begin at our regular time of 2:00 PM.

on October 06, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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
Endgame Endgame

The Metropolitan Opera fired James Levine this evening.

on March 12, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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
Carol Neblett 1946-2017 Carol Neblett 1946-2017

The New York City Opera is reporting the death of American soprano Carol Neblett.

on November 25, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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
Albert Innaurato 1947-2017 Albert Innaurato 1947-2017

We have just heard the sad news that playwright and critic Albert Innaurato has died.

on September 27, 2017 at 5:26 PM
Don’t send in the clowns Don’t send in the clowns

La Cieca sadly notes that LoftOpera has postponed their production of Pagliaccci (scheduled to open September 15) until a later date to be announced.

on August 19, 2017 at 1:19 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
End of an era End of an era

Fort Worth Opera earlier today parted ways with its general director of 16 years, Darren K. Woods.

on February 13, 2017 at 10:15 PM
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
Caved Caved

The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito.

on January 13, 2017 at 3:52 PM
Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’ Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness.

on December 08, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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