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36 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Montserrat Caballé hospitalised for bladder problems:

https://stopru.com/montserrat-caballe-was-hospitalized-in-barcelona/3012/

 

Death List time?

 

Edit: The grammar of this article is atrocious though.

Almost as atrocious as the suggestion they are DL material.   :lol:  :flame:

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13 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Almost as atrocious as the suggestion they are DL material.   :lol:  :flame:

Montserrat Caballe is so Deathlist material. She is one of two female opera stars that non-opera fans could name. She recorded a whole album with Freddie Mercury ffs.

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Helen Riddle, who became a household name during World War II with worldwide broadcast performances, died September 15th.  She was 101.

 

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/16908235.helen-riddle-tributes-paid-to-wartime-star-who-has-died-at-101/

 


I can attest to it being a WWII household name. 
My grandmother accused my grandfather of sleeping around 'who was that woman I saw you with' and he said 'it's a Riddle'.

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On 25/09/2018 at 13:30, Bibliogryphon said:

Montserrat Caballe is so Deathlist material. She is one of two female opera stars that non-opera fans could name. She recorded a whole album with Freddie Mercury ffs.

Dead from complications from a gallbladder infection

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A really boring death to wake up to on a Saturday morning.

Nonetheless if anyone is even remotely interested in opera alternatives now that she's gone, look no further than her next of kin. Bernabé Martí, an operatic tenor and her widower will be 90 in November. 

If that isn't boring enough for you, then Richard Bonynge, the conductor and widower of Dame Joan Sutherland is 88 and a worthy inclusion for a longlist. 

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10 hours ago, CastAway said:

Dead from complications from a gallbladder infection

So it will now never be over

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15 minutes ago, Death Impends said:

 

Well, that URL says it's an AP obit.

 

You know what that means...

Hehe yes...I'm only at home now...

 

wooohoo

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Ekkehard Wlaschiha, a notable Wagner baritone who sang Alberich at the Met’s PBS broadcast Ring in 1990, has died, aged 80.  He won two Grammys for his Alberich recording.

His other specialist roles were Telramund, Dutchman and Klingsor.

An East German, he sang at Leipzig Oper until joining the Berlin state house in 1982. He was recruited at Bayreuth in 1986 and made his Met debut three years later.

 

(Probably first and last obit sourced from Bon Bon Liestyle Webazine)

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On ‎22‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 18:51, Book said:

Austrian-German soprano Hilde Zadek died at age 101. German link only so far.

https://www.zeit.de/kultur/musik/2019-02/wiener-staatsoper-hilde-zadek-tod

Hilde Zadek's QO for the DDP: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/02/27/hilde-zadek-first-jewish-opera-singer-appear-vienna-state-opera/

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Kind of a miss for my theme team. These classical musicians always eek out a QO somewhere.

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Mark Richter, the founding artistic director of the Alamo City Opera, died on April 28 at the age of 51. 
Over the course of his career, Richter produced over 100 operatic productions in San Antonio. During his life he led the Pocket Opera, the Lyric Opera of San Antonio, the Opera Piccola and the Alamo City Opera which specializes in presenting chamber operas. 
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On ‎13‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 03:00, alt obits guy said:

Joseph Rouleau, a noted Canadian operatic bass who performed with some of the greats in the industry, has died.  He was 90.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/music/joseph-rouleau-famed-bass-and-champion-of-canadian-musicians-has-died-at-90-1.5197241

 

Rouleau got a Times Obit: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/joseph-rouleau-obituary-0rmkb0tq5

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Death Notice for Sir James Spooner, former Deputy then acting Chair of the Royal Opera House Board: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/235336/spooner

 

Memorably called Trevor Nunn and his ilk "bastards" during the fly on the wall documentary The House. Later the ROH was in serious financial trouble as this article explains: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/36949.stm and the entire Board had to resign given the damning report on how it was losing money.

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Spooner is about 9 minutes in:

 

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I've been there.

 

Me:  I went to the Royal Opera House last night.

Posh Lady In The Village:  Oh, how lovely!  What did you hear?

Me:  The Pet Shop Boys.

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