His death was announced by Intermusica, his management company. He had suffered two strokes in recent months.
Both remain magnetic performers, but Ms. Yoncheva is now the one I’d seek out, no matter what she does. (And she does most everything: This “Traviata” comes in the wake of both Bellini’s mighty “Norma” and a Handel album.)
So said Gisela João, Portugal’s most widely acclaimed fado singer to emerge in this decade, as she headlined the first Fado Festival NYC. Her luminous concert at the Schimmel Center encompassed both desperate heartache and light-footed whimsy.
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