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Operas in Which Everyone Dies

Death in opera is a frequent event. But there aren’t that many operas in which everyone goes to the final reward. I’m defining everyone as all of the principal roles. Here are five. I’m sure if I dug a little deeper or thought a little more effectively that I could find more. Addition to this…


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Dmitri Hvorostovsky – RIP

The great Russian baritone died yesterday at a hospice near London. He announced he had a brain tumor in 2105. Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance at the Met Gala last May celebrating 50 years at its Lincoln Center House. The NY Times has a fine obituary here. A video of his last appearance at the…


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Salvatore Licitra Dead at 43

The noted tenor died in Catania yesterday after being in a coma for nine days. He had suffered head and chest injuries from a motor scooter accident 9 days earlier. He was 43 years old. Je crois entendre encore Yiddish Licitra RIP


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