Düsseldorf mourns an American tenor, 89

Düsseldorf mourns an American tenor, 89


norman lebrecht

January 14, 2020

The death is reported of Bill Holley, a long-serving tenor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein who performed major roles in  Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Vienna. He retired in 1984 and returned to live in Plant City, Florida.


  • david hilton says:

    What a lovely excerpt (from Tosca, Act III) this is. Not sure I’ve ever heard a tenor sing the “oh dolci mani” passages so sweetly before. Thanks for posting this.

  • Andre Paradis says:

    True, a finely sung Cavaradossi. Who is the soprano? Stella Axarlis?

  • Andre Paradis says:

    Or Hana Janku perhaps?