British mezzo dies, aged 57RIP
The British mezzo-soprano Pamela Helen Stephen, widow of the conductor Richard Hickox who died in 2008, has succumbed to a long illness.
In recent years, Pamela was the life partner of Stephen Lumsden, head of the Intermusica artists agency.
After early immersion at Opera North and Welsh National Opera, she sang leading roles at Opera Australia. Latterly she has sung at English National Opera and Covent Garden and recorded extensively.