Richard Angas, a popular veteran of British opera, collapsed in a rehearsal of Peter Grimes today at Opera North and died soon after in hospital. He was 71.
After a debut with Scottish Opera in 1966, he was in demand for bass roles with almost every UK company until the day of his death. The news has sent a shockwave through the singing community. May his family find comfort in the affection he inspired.
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