Soprano Licia Albanese dies in New York aged 105

August 18, 2014 9:46 AM

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Soprano Licia Albanese dies in New York aged 105

Licia Albanese receives the Medal of Honour for the Arts from President Clinton. — Pic courtesy of www.bridgepugliausa.itWASHINGTON, Aug 18 — Italian-born American soprano Licia Albanese, whose technical skill and emotional intensity in works like “Madama Butterfly”and “La Traviata” made her a leading opera star, has died in New York City at age 105, her son said yesterday.

Albanese died peacefully with her family by her side in her apartment on Friday, said her son, Joseph Gimma Jr.

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