Great British bass dies in AmericaOpera
We have been notified of the death of the great Wagnerian Norman Bailey, a heroic Wotan in Reginald Goodall’s London Ring cycle and the Dutchman in Solti’s Chicago recording.
He was 88 and had become a US citizen, settling in Idaho.
Norman received a CBE in 1977. Many think he deserved a knighthood.
He was a massive figure in British opera.
His wife, the international soprano Kristine Ciesinski, predeceased him in a flying accident three years ago.