I just heard the sad news that Richard Hickox, current Music Director of Opera Australia, passed away suddenly following a heart attack.
Although I never had the privelege of meeting him, his reputation as a fine musician will stand for a long time in my mind, and in the minds of many of this country's operagoers. Hopefully the current controversy can be put aside for now as the opera community turns their thoughts to his family in this sad time.
CD Review (The Straits Times, January 2018)
11 hours ago