Sad death of a Vienna mezzo, aged 61main
The Vienna State Opera has announced the death of former ensemble member Gabriele Sima.
Winner of the 1979 Maria Callas Prize, Gabriele made her debut that year as Barbarina in Marriage of Figaro. She was an ensemble member from 1982 to 1999, singing 53 roles in 599 performances.
She also sang regularly at the Salzburg Festival and Hamburg State Opera.