Ron Freeman, who died yesterday, attended to opera singers at Covent Garden for 40 years before joining Holland Park Opera as Head of Wigs and Make-up at OHP for 12 years, until 2014.
He sorted out everyone’s head, from Luciano Pavarotti to the last-minute chorus soprano.
Amanda Echalaz writes: It is hard to find the words to truly describe Ron, he was larger than life, cheeky, kind, big hearted and unique. Having spent many hours with him in make-up and wigs, I became very close to Ron. He understood the ups and downs performers face, and managed to be the rock. He always had the perfect story tucked up his sleeve to assure you that it was all going to turn out just fine. And if all else failed, he would give you a larger set of false lashes!
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