It has been reported today that American world-class opera singer, soprano Kristine Ciesinski has been killed in a scenic glider accident in the Grand Teton National Park, in the United States - aged 65.
Over her career spanning more than forty years, Kristine performed with renowned organisations - including La Scala, Paris Opera, Frankfurt Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, English National Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice, Marinsky Theater, Cincinnati Opera, San Francisco Opera and New York's Metropolitan Opera.
KRISTINE CIESINSKI & NORMAN BAILEY | ALBAN BERG | WOZZECK | FRANKFURT OPERA | 1996
It’s understood the Grant Treton Park rangers recovered two bodies via a long-line aerial operation, yesterday afternoon, after the aircraft failed to return to its base.
The name of the second occupant, a passenger in the glider, has not been released - until next of kin notifications have been completed.
Kristine was married to British bass-baritone Norman Bailey.
Our condolences are with her family, friends, students and colleagues.