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John Macurdy, Stalwart Bass in Roles Large and Small, Dies at 91

May 23, 2020 - The New York Times

During a 38-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, he sang 1,001 performances, drawing notice for his performances in Wagner, Verdi and Mozart.

During a 38-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, he sang 1,001 performances, drawing notice for his performances in Wagner, Verdi and Mozart.

John Macurdy, an American bass who belonged to a select group of solo singers who have tallied more than 1,000 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, died on May 7 in Stamford, Conn. He was 91.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Justine Macurdy. She did not specify the c...