Canadian soprano Clarice Carson died on the weekend aged 85. In her career she sang a range of roles ranging from Mozart to Wagner including Tosca on Radio-Canada televeision with Louis Quilico as Scarpia (and we’ll never see that again). She sang in many major houses including The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco and Venice’s La Fenice.
Ms. Carson was an active member of the Board of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, for which she often gave wardrobe consultations to young artists, mentored singers and acted as consultant for their careers. Clarice donated her musical scores and recordings to the IRCPA reference library planned to open in her name in the fall of 2017. Canadian Donations for this library can be made directly to the IRCPA website at Canada Helps: www.ircpa.net.