Death of stalwart Covent Garden bass, 90main
The Canadian bass Joseph Rouleau, who sang at Covent Garden for quarter of a century, has died at a great age.
Joining the company in 1957, he sang leading roles opposite Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne and many other stars of his time. He also appeared at the Met, Paris and Toronto.
Returning to Canada, he In 1989, he became president of Jeunesses Musicales Canada for 25 years and founded the Concours musical international de Montréal.