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Thoughts from nearly 40 years on the professional stage

Charlie Anthony

On, January 28, 2010, I blogged about one of the truly great men of opera on the occasion of his retirement from singing. His career is noted for his 2,928 performances at The Metropolitan Opera over 56 seasons. Today, I am so saddened to hear of his passing, just over two years later.

Words are tougher to come by at a time like this. Let’s just say that there will never be another artist like him.

Many companies, when you’re there long enough, truly feel like a family. Charlie was the head of our Met family---a true mentor, teacher, and living example of how to live your life in this business. We are all greatly saddened to hear that he is no longer with us--for we are poorer for losing him--but how much richer we are all for having known him.

God bless you, Charlie! “May the Angels lead you into Paradise”.