Teresa Berganza 1933 – 2022 Teresa Berganza 1933 – 2022

The beloved concert and opera singer died earlier today.

on May 13, 2022 at 3:54 PM
Antonietta Stella 1929-2022 Antonietta Stella 1929-2022

The celebrated Italian soprano died yesterday. She was 92.

on February 23, 2022 at 9:54 AM
Learning how to laugh Learning how to laugh

When I think of Stephen Sondheim, so many of my memories are not simply about shows of his I loved and learned from—they are experiences that literally shaped my life.

on November 29, 2021 at 12:00 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
Rosalind Elias 1930-2020 Rosalind Elias 1930-2020

The stalwart Met mezzo-soprano died earlier today.

on May 03, 2020 at 8:52 PM
Mirella Freni 1935-2020 Mirella Freni 1935-2020

The beloved lyric soprano has died, according to press reports.

on February 09, 2020 at 1:40 PM
NYCO 1943-2019 NYCO 1943-2019

It is with a heavy heart that La Cieca predicts the demise of New York City Opera.

on February 04, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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