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Subject: Robert Honeysucker RIP
From: Angelo Mammano <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Angelo Mammano <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:17:50 -0400

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Robert Honeysucker while on the way to New York to attend a rehearsal 
died in Conn. on October 7 of cardiac arrest at the age of 74.  He had a 
long career as baritone soloist in concert and opera. He appeared through 
the U. S. and in many other countries including Japan, New Zealand, 
Germany and Austria.  He was born in Memphis and came to Boston for 
post-graduate studies at Boston U.. He remained here and sang for the 
BSO under Levine (Fidelio), Nelsons (Salome), and many more 
appearances in opera, including Rigoletto, Amonasro, Escamillo, and 
Porgy.  I saw him as Iago, Scarpia, Don Fernando (Opera Boston), and in 
countless concerts. I will never forget his Saint James in Le Cid for Odyssey 
Opera which he sang from the Jordan Hall balcony.  He had a beautiful 
He taught at Boston Conservatory and the Longy School.

I met him on a few occasions and found him to be friendly and a totally 
nice guy.  The memorial service will take place on Saturday at All Saints 
Parish in Brookline at 11 AM.

Angelo from Boston

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