Milestones: Apr. 8, 1985

DIED. George London, 64, commanding bass-baritone with a rich, dark-hued voice and the dramatic presence to convey the menace of Scarpia in La Tosca, the majesty of Wotan in The Ring and the elegance of Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro; after a long illness; in Armonk, N.Y. He found success quickly, with critically praised debuts at Europe's leading opera houses and New York City's Metropolitan. In 1960 he became the first American to sing Boris Godunov at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. In 1967 a paralyzed vocal cord cut short his career; he turned to arts administration, and was general director...

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