Another sad death in the world of opera!
I first saw Ligabue in 1965, in a performance of Mefistofele also
starring Ghiaurov and Kraus. She had a lovely, creamy soprano, and a
fine stage presence.
She made a number of recordings, and seemed somehow to specialize in the
role of Alice Ford in Falstaff.
Another week, another operatic death. How very sad. May she rest in
When Caruso died in 1921, some tinpan alley composer wrote a sone
called, "God wanted a songbird in heaven, so he took Caruso Away."
It would seem that God's appetite for beauriful voices has been quite
His gain is our loss.