Death of a New York opera agentmain
The death has been shared of Sara Tornay, founder of Tornay Management, an agency specialising in opera singers.
Her recent artists include Ruby Hinds, Catherine Murphy and Jan Opalach.
The conductor Marioara Trifan writes: What I will remember most about Sara Tornay, who sadly left us today, is her refreshing honesty and the way she just told it like it is, no excuses, no BS, no spin – the antithesis, you’d think, of what a singers’ agent would be. And yet, in this directness of hers, it was always with grace, always maintaining her high standards of taste, that she expressed herself while soldiering on decade after decade on behalf of her artists in whom she believed, and of opera itself, the art form being bigger than the business around it.