Sudden death of a popular Vienna soprano

Sudden death of a popular Vienna soprano


norman lebrecht

March 16, 2023

The conductor Robert Papocsi has announced the death of his wife Judith Halasz, a versatile and well-liked opera singer.

Judith was a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble from 2001-2003 and 2007-2008, and a freelance performer ever since.

She leaves a young son.

Judith was the daughter of the Vienna opera conductor Michael Halasz.

Our sympathies to the bereaved family.


  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    This is just awful. Dreadful. Sympathies.

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    Awful. What happened?