NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Beloved American baritone Sanford Sylvan passed away earlier this week at his home in Manhattan. He was 65.
Sylvan’s death, which was confirmed by his mother Lenore Sylvan, sister Gwen Sylvan and brother Seth Sylvan, was entirely sudden and deemed to be of natural causes.
While Sylvan was probably best known for his arresting performances in productions by Peter Sellars, including Mozart’s Così fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro among others, his warm, agile, and communicative baritone made him a widely praised recitalist who sang in many of the world’s top opera houses and concert halls.
Born Dec. 19, 1953, Sylvan was raised in New York and studied under revered American soprano Phyllis Curtin.
In recent years, Sylvan was concentrated on teaching and held positions at Tanglewood, Montreal’s McGill University, Bard College, and at Juilliard.