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Philip Langridge, 1939-2010

Tenor Philip Langridge has died, the BBC reports. The singer maintained a wide variety of role on opera stages, in Mozart, Schoenberg and Wagner, and Britten, Tippett and Birtwistle. U.S. audiences will remember him, however, as the flour-doused, campy yet caustic Witch in the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel.

Philip Langridge, 1939-2010

Tenor Philip Langridge has died, the BBC reports. The singer maintained a wide variety of role on opera stages, in Mozart, Schoenberg and Wagner, and Britten, Tippett and Birtwistle. U.S. audiences will remember him, however, as the flour-doused, campy yet caustic Witch in the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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