Boston laments a Sutherland-Horne partner

Boston laments a Sutherland-Horne partner


norman lebrecht

September 01, 2019

The tenor Richard Conrad, who caught the ear of Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne and sang with them on Decca’s Age of Bel Canto, has died after a long illness, aged 84.

He spent the 1970s in Rome, returning home in 1980 to found the Boston Academy of Music.

A severe mugging in 1983 left him with trauma and vocal injury, after which he retrained as a baritone.

Obituary here.




  • Silversled says:

    How very sad.

  • Kemaco2 says:

    Immensely grateful for this post since I didn’t know about Richard Conrad. His artistry on The Age of Bel Canto is peerless. How fortunate are his students!