It is with great sadness that I report to the list that the Italian dramatic
soprano Ilva Ligabue died recently in Milan at age 67. Although I never heard
Ligabue in the opera house, her records (both commercial and live) have given
me much pleasure. She was the subject of one of my "blast-from-the-past"
inquiries last year and I encourage listers interested in her career to search
We have lost so many beloved artists this year. May Ligabue be the last.