Death of a much-recorded mezzo

The death is reported of Klara Takacs, a widely travelled and well liked Hungarian mezzo.

She sang major roles at the Met, Vienna, Salzburg and La Fenice and recorded extensively for Hungaroton and Capriccio.  Her breakthrough recording was Goldmark’s opera The Queen of Sheba with Magda Kalmár and Siegfried Jerusalem.

Klara died on Saturday, aged 71.

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