Great loss for the world of opera

PUBLISHED: 13:51 30 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

A SERVICE of thanksgiving was held for operatic baritone Peter Glossop, who died on September 7 aged 80.

A SERVICE of thanksgiving was held for operatic baritone Peter Glossop, who died on September 7 aged 80.Born in Sheffield, Glossop - who has been described as one of the finest international baritones of his generation - moved to Axminster to retire. He performed in the great opera houses of Milan, Vienna and New York, and in 1961 was given his first prize - the gold medal at the International Operatic Competition in Sofia, which started his international career. Glossop sang a wide variety of roles with the Royal Opera, including Rodrigo in Don Carlos, Don Giovanni, Simon Boccanegra and Marcello in La Boheme. He was diagnosed with throat cancer towards the end of his life. The service was held at St Peter's Chapel at Exeter and Devon Crematorium on September 18.Daughters Amber and Rosie said they would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and sympathy.


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