“Rest in Peace, Jon Vickers”

The opera world lost a wonderful talent this week, dramatic tenor Jon Vickers. A beautiful voice, able to sing beautiful pianissimo lines with ease, also known for his gruff nature offstage.

Here is Jon singing arguably one of his most famous roles, Peter Grimes. 

And, just for fun, here is Jon telling someone to “Shut up with your damn coughing!” during a performance, while he was on stage. 

You will be sorely missed, Jon.