The bass-baritone Antoine Hodge, whose death from Covid we reported a week ago, was just 38 years old according to a New York Times obituary which appeares today. Both his age and his vitality make his passing doubly shocking, even amid half a million US Covid deaths.
Hodge was a member of the chorus for just one season before closure and was deemed a fast rising talent. He also sang regularly at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
The Met say they will dedicate the opening performance of their Porgy and Bess revival in his memory.