A Met Brünnhilde is found dead

Janis Martin, who commanded major Wagner roles at the Met, has been found dead by a visitor at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was 75. There were no suspicious circumstances.

A Californian, she sang 147 times at the Met, from 1962 to 1997. She also sang with the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1971 to 1988 and at Bayreuth from 1968 to 1997 in 10 different roles.
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With Claudio Abbado during 1980 rehearsals for Schoenberg’s Erwartung

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  • Long associated with Wolfgang Sawallisch, from a 1967 Tannhäuser in Milan to a 1992 Die Frau ohne Schatten in Nagoya, the latter now on DVD.

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