In Memory

Richard Pearlman

Deceased Classmate: Richard Pearlman
Date Of Birth: July-17-1937
Date Deceased: April-8-2006
Age at Death: 68
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer
Classmate City: Chicago
Classmate State: IL
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Aunt and cousins

He was associated with numerous American opera companies in various capacities among which were opera coach, stage director, and general director. He was instrumental in developing and launching the careers of numerous young singers, including many of subsequent world-renown fame. At the time of his death he was serving as director of Chicago's Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. His knowledge of opera was encyclopedic, and his dedication to the art was unsurpassed.