Gregory Carroll, a rising tenor who was engaged as cover at Chicago Lyric and the Metropolitan Opera, has died of a heart attack at his home in Des Moines.
He twice sang Radames at the Lyric. Other recent engagements included Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Millerwith Chautauqua Opera and Puget Sound Opera, Canio in Pagliacci with Cleveland Opera and Spokane Opera, First Armed Man in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Canadian Opera Company, Bacchus in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos as a guest artist with Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program.
He had been suffering from a respiratory infection before the cardiac incident. Janos Gereben broke the sad news on San Francisco Classical Voice.
Yesterday would have been his 36th birthday. Our condolences to family and friends.