Death of Furtwängler’s Desdemona, 89

The Italian soprano Rosanna Carteri, who sang Desdemona in Wilhelm Furtwängler’s 1952 Salzburg Otello, has died in Monaco aged 89.

She was only 21 at the time and she went on to enjoy a busy international career over the next decade until, in her early 30s, she retired to raise a family.