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Opera singer Rae Woodland dies

Jan 08, 2014 | 8:39am EST

British opera singer Rae Woodland has died, aged 91. The soprano passed away on 12 December (13). No more details about her death were available as WENN went to press. Woodland rose to prominence playing Queen of the Night in a London production of Mozart's The Magic Flute in 1957, and she went on to perform with some of opera's most famous stars, including her first appearance at the Royal Opera House in a 1965 production of La Sonnambula, which also featured Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. She retired from the opera stage in 1984 and went on to teach at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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