The Mexican ministry of culture has announced the death of soprano Violeta Davalos Lara at the age of 52. She was a notable Tosca and Butterfly.
Alejandra Frosto Guerrero, Culture Secretary, said: “We are shocked by the loss. Violeta is extraordinary. The Mexican opera is in mourning. My condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.”.
The cause of death is reported to have been peritonitis.