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August 2016

August 21
News Dessi med 816Daniela Dessì, 59, Most Versatile Italian Soprano of her Generation, Has Died
Dessì, photographed by Nicola Allegri© Nicola Allegri DANIELA DESSÌGenoa, Italy, May 14, 1957—Brescia, Italy, August 20, 2016  THE SOPRANO'S GLAMOROUS, charismatic presence and idiomatic command of the Italian style made her a...
August 14
Derailed in Milan, Stefan Herheim's Meistersinger Staging No Longer Slated for Met's 2019-20 Season
STEFAN HERHEIM'S PRODUCTION of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which first premiered to great acclaim at the Salzburg Festival in 2013, will not make its way to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as part of the company’s 2019-20 season, the New...
August 09
News Munsel med 816Patrice Munsel, 91, Soprano Who Found Success in Operatic and Popular Music, has Died
Munsel in 1949Opera News Archives PATRICE MUNSELSPOKANE, WA, MAY 14, 1925—SCHROON LAKE, NY, AUGUST 4, 2016  PATRICE MUNSEL WAS PERENNIALLY stuck with the tag of being the youngest soprano to make her debut at the Metropolitan...

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