New Yorks loses an opera activist

New Yorks loses an opera activist


norman lebrecht

December 23, 2016

Ed Rosen, baritone, founder of Premiere Opera Ltd and insatiable enthusiast for the art, died yesterday after a short illness. He was a vital hub of the New York operatic scene.

Here’s what was posted on his fb site:

I am writing this post on behalf of Ed Rosen. With deep sadness I have to announce that Ed passed away late last night after a brief illness that started at Thanksgiving. Ed had made a point with me that I was not to inform anyone about his illness until he was feeling strong enough to correspond directly with all of you. The Opera community was the joy of his life and I am planning a tribute to Ed in Manhattan in the New Year. I will be reaching out to many of you in the days and weeks ahead, however, I can be reached at anytime and will respond quickly. Having known Ed for the past 35 years and he being a part of my family, it is a difficult time for all, but we take comfort in the fact that he did not suffer and died peacefully. Best wishes Steve Striffler