Monday, April 18, 2016

Brian Asawa

Tremendously sorry to hear today of the much-too-soon death of countertenor Brian Asawa at 49, following a long illness. He was a graduate of both the Merola and Adler programs at San Francisco Opera and sang all over the world.

I saw him at San Francisco Opera in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon), The Rake's Progress (Baba the Turk), and Semele (Athamas). He was a fine singer with a beautiful voice.

RIP, Brian Asawa. You will be missed.

UPDATE: A fine Margalit Fox obit in the NY Times. Cause of death given as heart failure following a long illness.

1 comment:

Henry Holland said...

Sad news indeed. He was a wonderful Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Nights Dream and he was one of the best parts of Henze's Das Verratene Meer in 1991. RIP.