Met’s Rigoletto dies of CovidOpera
The Greek-American baritone Theodore Lambrinos has died of Covid-19 after being admitted to hospital for an unrelated condition.
He was 85.
The son of a Brooklyn boxer, he was spotted in church by Anton Coppola and won a place in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, followed by a company contract. After losing his voice to a swimmingpool accident, he fought his way back and was awarded a second contract at age 57.
He sang more than 80 roles and was defined by Rigoletto.