More sadness in Elina Garanca’s family

More sadness in Elina Garanca’s family


norman lebrecht

December 18, 2015

The Latvian mezzo gave a concert last night at the Latvian National Opera in memory of her beloved mother, who died of cancer in the summer. The concert was conducted by Elina’s British husband, Karel Mark Chichon.

During the performance, Elina announced that Chichon’s father had died that day but he insisted on going ahead with the tribute performance to her mother.

She said: ‘Today, this concert is very special to me. It has also become very special to Karel. Next, Janis Medins “Aria” is a dedication to his father, who has passed away today, at 12:30 p.m. I would like to ask you for a moment of silence…’


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  • Milka says:

    Why ???????

    • Elizabeth Conboy says:

      My deepest and heartfelt condolences to both. It is a dreadful loss and I pray that they will find comfort in the lovely memories they share of their dear parents.