The Argentine baritone Alexander Meerapfel He died at the age of 54 a heart attack during a concert at a music festival in Ambronay, eastern France, event organizers said on Saturday.
“We sadly announce that the baritone died of a heart attack on stage yesterday (Friday) night during a concert” at the 44th Ambronay baroque music festival,” said a statement from the management of the cultural center of this town.
Set Mediterranean Chapel and the Namur chamber choir were on the stage of the Ambronay abbey under the direction of the Argentine Leonardo García Alarcónwhen the baritone felt unwell.
Meerapfel, a graduate of the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, has performed throughout his career in numerous theaters in Europe and Latin America. Among his interpretations as the protagonist, ‘Don Giovanni’, ‘La Bohème’ or ‘Don Carlo’ stand out, indicates the website of the Buenos Aires lyrical theater.
“His brutal disappearance has left us shocked,” said the organizers of the Ambronay festival, where Meerapfel had collaborated on multiple occasions.