Horror: French soprano is stabbed to death by her son

Horror: French soprano is stabbed to death by her son


norman lebrecht

July 24, 2020

The soprano Monique Borelli has died in a Marseille hospital, aged 59. after a knife attack in the family home by her son, 18.

A graduate of the conservatoires of Marseille and Nice, Monique was a multiple award winner who retired into private life as a singing teacher.

More details as they emerge.



  • We privatize your value says:

    We live in ghastly times.

  • V. Lind says:

    Horror is right.


  • Giselle says:

    What a terrible story. I am very sorry for her. No-one deserves that.

    Meanwhile, needed to be acknowledged that it is still a very big issue in the world:
    “Last year, 50,000 women worldwide were killed by intimate partners or family members — a figure that translates to 1.3 per every 100,000 women, according to a global study on gender-related killing of women and girls released this month by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
    These numbers represent the majority, at 58 percent, of an annual total of 87,000 global female homicides.”

  • Maria says:

    Everyone virus-mad and the deaths from that, yet mental illness in all its permutations causing deaths in other ways getting overlooked. This is a dreadful story beyond belief by an 18 year old son.