It has been announced today that German mezzo-soprano Maria Radner and bass-baritone Oleg Bryjak were among the 150 victims killed in the Germanwings Flight 9525 air crash in the Southern Alps, on Tuesday.
Both active on international stages, Radner, 34 and Bryjak, 54 had both performed on Monday evening in a performance of Wagner's 'Siegfried' at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu.
“We have lost a great performer and a great person in Oleg Bryjak – we are stunned,” Deutsch Oper am Rhein Director, Christoph Meyer has said.
The Gran Teatre del Liceu has confirmed Radner, who made her New York Metropolitan Opera debut in 2012, along with her husband and baby, were among the deceased.
Our condolences are with their familes, friends and colleagues.
Extending our sincerest condolences to family & friends of Maria Radner & to all affected by the Germanwings tragedy http://t.co/Ddnq7FJZL7
— Metropolitan Opera (@MetOpera) March 25, 2015
Our thoughts are with the family of Maria Radner, Oleg Bryjak and the victims of the plane crash pic.twitter.com/RQlcOqJjmq
— Teatro alla Scala (@teatroallascala) March 25, 2015
What I learned today...life can change in the blink of an eye. When I go to bed tonight I will be grateful for this day. RIP Maria Radner.
— Deborah Voigt (@debvoigt) March 25, 2015
Today we mourn the loss of two very talented singers--Oleg Bryjak & Maria Radner. Our thoughts go out to their family & friends.
— Lyric Opera Chicago (@LyricOpera) March 24, 2015