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Passing of John Del Carlo, Opera Singer
By Robbie Rhodes

I just learned that MMDer and Metropolitan Opera singer John Del Carlo
passed away in California on Friday, October 28th, 2016.  He was
described as having a "big, booming voice and great sense of comic
timing [that] made him one of the most outstanding character basses
at the Met in the last quarter-century!"

The Seattle Opera said last year, "Del Carlo, a 6 foot 6 inch bass
with a Wotan-sized voice, has made a name for himself as one of
America's greatest comic basses."

Del Carlo was very proud of his Mason & Hamlin Ampico grand piano
in which he had installed the very first production kit of Wayne
Stahnke's "LX" digital playback system.  His MMD articles are indexed


Robbie Rhodes, MMDigest

(Message sent Sun 20 Nov 2016, 04:33:11 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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