The Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava reports the death on May 31 of Louise Hudson, an Australian soprano who sang Turandot, Aida and many other big roles in recent years. No cause of death is given. Louise was just 48.
Sydney born, she studied physics and maths before turning to music. Before moving to Europe in the late 1990s, she made several appearances at the Sydney Opera. She left the Slovak ensemble in November 2013 and went on to sing on other European houses.