Music: The Greatest Loss

No death seems crueler than an early death, cutting off talent at its peak. Such was the tragedy last week of the Metropolitan Opera's new general manager, Göran Gentele, who was killed in an automobile accident while vacationing in Sardinia.* The car he was driving collided head-on with a truck, also killing two of Gentele's daughters and injuring his wife and a third daughter. "We're all in shock," said Met President George S. Moore. Abe Marcus, chairman of the Met's orchestra committee, spoke for the rank and file at the opera house when...