We hear that the emollient and diplomatic Hans Boon, a calming presence in Herbert Breslin’s hectic agency, died two weeks ago in Conneticut of a stroke. He had appaently been working on his memoirs, a tantalising thought.
Hans worked for Breslin through the Pavarotti years. He personally looked after the pianist Alicia de Larrocha and the soprano Kallen Esperian, among others. Before joining Breslin, he worked for Pavarotti’s record company, Decca.
He knew everyone.