Soprano found dead after morbid Facebook post

Soprano found dead after morbid Facebook post


norman lebrecht

November 26, 2010

The Rumanian soprano Roxana Briban has died in Bucharest, aged 39, apparently a suicide. 

Away from Bucharest, she sang in Vienna, Berlin, Toulouse and Amsterdam. Her husband said she had fallen into depression after being dropped last year by the Rumanian National Opera.

On the day of her death, she posted on her facebook site a clip of Verdi’s Traviata in which she, as Violetta, dies of a wasting disease.

More here (in Rumanian) and here (German).
And here’s Roxana singing in La Traviata
Roxana Briban – “Anima mia !”  Terzetto  IL TROVATORE -Verdi via @youtube


  • Cristina says:

    So very, very tragic.

  • Sue says:

    It seems even sadder that a singer commits suicide. My heart goes out to her family.