Two opera singers are dead in Germanwings crash

Two opera singers are dead in Germanwings crash


norman lebrecht

March 24, 2015

The singing world has been devastated today by the loss of two outstanding professionals who were on board the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf that came down in the Alps.

The Alberich and the Erda of Barcelona’s production of Siegfried – Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner – were among the losses. We understand that Maria’s husband and baby were also among the victims.

Words fail.

maria radner

Short lives here.


  • Ks. Christopher Robson says:

    Tragic! The whole thing is tragic. All those people. Awful!

  • Francois Dru says:

    Maria came in Lyon with the ONL on a Dvorak’s Requiem under T.Netopil. She was a so beautiful singer and lovely Lady… We talked about Das Lied von der Erde… She was made for this score… Dreadful news. RIP friends.