Death of Met’s former assistant conductormain
We have been notified belatedly of the death last month of Susan Webb, assistant conductor at the Met for two decades until her retirement in 2003. Susan was 73.
She began her career with 13 years on the music staff of the San Francisco Opera, joined Dallas Opera for one season, Chicago Lyric Opera for two. Then James Levine took her onto the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera. Off-season, she worked for Opera Australia and at Bayreuth.
Susan was much appreciated by singers at every stage in her life.