Opera stars and industry member reacted to the death of legendary tenor Nicolai Gedda, which was officially announced on Thursday Feb. 9, 2017.
After it was revealed that Gedda passed away on Jan. 8 many great stars such as Ailyn Perez, Michael Fabiano and Brian Jagde took to social media to share their condolences. Some of the singers put YouTube videos to remember the singer while others sent out messages with his picture.
Gedda was 91 years old and was known for having recorded over 200 records and having sung 70 roles.
We pay tribute to golden-voiced Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda, following news that his daughter has confirmed his passing at the age of 91. A legend who made more than 200 recordings, and who will be deeply missed.
Rest in peace, Maestro Nicolai Gedda. A great artist who left us with a tremendous musical legacy. https://t.co/SDlwdxgMB8
— Brian Jagde (@BrianJagde) February 9, 2017
Maestro Nicolai Gedda, RIP💜He captivated the beauty of language and tone in every role he sang. https://t.co/9KtQiwnVx9 via @youtube
— AILYN PÉREZ (@AilynPerez1) February 10, 2017
Nicolai Gedda, a questing, versatile tenor whose career spanned fifty years, has died. https://t.co/TPDpoQrDQH pic.twitter.com/93AhcZmeTa
— OPERA NEWS (@OPERANEWS) February 10, 2017
Very sad news! Nicolai Gedda, 91, Versatile Tenor Whose Career Spanned Fifty Years, Has Died via @OPERANEWS https://t.co/8QDJvtkvI4
— Thomas Hampson (@thomashampson) February 10, 2017
RIP Nicolai Gedda, an unheralded giant. 51 years on stage, what a great legacy!
— Michael Fabiano (@MichaelFabiano) February 10, 2017