Death of international Dutch mezzo, 91

Death of international Dutch mezzo, 91


norman lebrecht

August 27, 2020

The celebrated Dutch opera singer Cora Canne Meijer died on Tuesday at the age of 91.

After a 1950 debut with Dutch Opera in La Traviata she joined Zurich Opera in the 1960s, returning home as a popular Carmen. She appeared at Glyndebourne in Le Comte Ory and was still on stage in Andrea Chénier in 1996.



  • Silversled says:

    Cora Canne Meijer was a wonderful singer. I heard her of often in Amsterdam in the 1970s in both operas and concerts. Two vivid memories I have of her are as the komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos and around the same time, in the Verdi Requiem.