Photo: Masterclass 2011, photo (c) Marion Kalter/Lebrecht Music&Arts
Tom Krause, one of the first post-War Finns to conquer the world stage, died on December 5, aged 79.
After a spell as a member of the Hamburg State Opera, he made a 1963 Glyndebourne debut at the Count in Richard Strauss’s Capriccio and bookings followed at the Met, Salzburg, Paris and Milan.
He was highly esteemed for Mozart roles. UPDATE: Read an exclusive tribute by one of his pupils here.