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.