Maureen Forrester, opera icon, dies at 79
Revered contralto was the ultimate diva who toured
the world and sang as many as 120 concerts a year
By Ken Winters
Celebrated Canadian opera star Maureen Forrester has died.
With family at her bedside, the 79-year-old quietly slipped away, said her daughter Gina Dineen on Wednesday night.
Forrester was 20th-century Canada’s incarnation of the prototypical 19th-century diva. She sang incomparably, gave generously of her rare musical gifts and her worldly goods, and lived life "in the large."
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