Celebrated opera baritone Cornell Macneil has died at the age of 88.
The Metropolitan Opera favourite died on 15 July (11) in Virginia.
Born in Minnesota, MacNeil made more than 600 appearances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
He made his operatic debut in 1950.
He sang the lead role at the Met in Verdi's Rigoletto more than 100 times.
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