• Margaret Juntwait

    Margaret Juntwait (1957-2015)

    WQXR reports that host of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcasts has died due to complications following a battle with cancer. Juntwait was 58. The follow statement was released to the press by the Met’s press department:

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    Tenor Paul Asciak passed away

    Celebrated Maltese tenor Paul Asciak passed away last night. His famous student, Joseph Calleja, wrote on Facebook

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  • Herbert Ernst Groh

    Herbert Ernst Groh

    Herbert studied singing in Milan and Munich and made his debut in 1927 at Darmstadt. His first recordings were made under the name “Ernesto Groh”.  His impressive tenor voice drew comparisons with Richard Tauber with whom he shared a teacher (Carl Beines), but Groh was to …

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  • Richard Leech

    Richard Leech

    This fine American lyric tenor was born in Hollywood in 1957 but moved to New York at an early age. When he was 15, he applied to study singing to be told that “we don’t teach children”. After hearing him, the rules were quickly changed! …

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  • Francesco Merli

    Francesco Merli

    Merli studied in Milan and in 1914 he was awarded second prize in a competition for young singers (the winner was Beniamino Gigli).  The same year he started his professional career and in 1916 he made his first appearance at La Scala Milan, which was …

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