Metropolitan Opera loses chorus singer to Covid-19

Metropolitan Opera loses chorus singer to Covid-19


norman lebrecht

February 25, 2021

The chorus of the Metropolitan Opera has posted a death notice for one of its bass singers, Antoine Hodge, who died on Monday of the effects of the pandemic.

With heavy hearts, we are sad to report the passing of our friend and colleague Antoine Hodge after a two month battle with COVID-19. His huge heart and talent will be greatly missed and we, along with so many in our opera community, mourn his passing.

New York City Opera writes:

Antoine was not only a beautiful singer, but also a beloved colleague and friend. His death leaves a huge emptiness in the hearts of so many who loved him. Antoine lent his glorious instrument to NYCO many times including in productions of L’amore dei tre re and La Cenerentola. Our thoughts go out to his family and everyone who knew and loved Antoine. He will be truly and dearly missed.



  • Herr Doktor says:

    Devastating. He was approximately 37 years old. It’s one thing for someone in their early 90s who has lived their life to die of COVID-19 as my dad’s first cousin did, but for a guy who was 37 who has so much ahead to look forward to? That’s just a tragedy that’s hard for me to put words to. And there are many, many tragedies we are all dealing with.

    The best way to honor Antoine Hodge is by partaking in his art. There are several performances of his which are available on YouTube. I particularly liked this one:

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  • RIP to ALL Singers says:

    Between this poor soul’s death and all of the suicides, singers truly have it the worst with no thought of their plight. Condolences.