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Offline ritter

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Re: General Opera News
« Reply #640 on: December 17, 2014, 12:47:13 AM »
Sadly, two prerstigious American mezzo-sopranos have passed away  :( :

- Janis Martin died on December 15, aged 75 in San Francisco. She tackeled both mezzo and soprano roles. I saw her as Kundry at the Vienna State Opera in the early 80s.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/article/Janis-Martin-operatic-mezzo-turned-soprano-is-5959088.php

- Irene Dalis died in Sacramento on December 14, aged 89. She is the Kundy in the legendary 1962 Knappertsbusch recording of Parsifal from Bayreuth.
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Opera-impresario-Irene-Dalis-is-dead-at-89-5956887.php

R.I.P.
Ritter
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