Tatiana TroyanosAmerican mezzo-sopranoNEW YORK -- Tatiana...


August 24, 1993

NEW YORK — Tatiana Troyanos

American mezzo-soprano

NEW YORK -- Tatiana Troyanos, 54, an American mezzo-soprano whose dark, passionate voice soared across the world's opera and recital stages, died Saturday of cancer.

In 1963, Ms. Troyanos made her debut at The New York City Opera as Hyppolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In 1965, she joined the Hamburg State Opera in Germany. In 1976, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Octavian in "Der Rosenkavalier."

Her other roles include Carmen, Kundry in Wagner's "Parsifal," Eboli in Verdi's "Don Carlo," Santuzza in Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," and Cherubino in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."

Last September, she created the role of Queen Isabella in Philip Glass' new work "Voyage" at the Met.

* Ofira Navon, 57, a former Israeli first lady who brought a high profile to the job by lobbying for the rights of the disadvantaged, died Sunday of leukemia at Hadassah-Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem. When her husband, Yitzhak Navon, held the largely ceremonial post of president in 1978-1983, Mrs. Navon raised the profile of the country's first lady. A developmental psychologist, she lobbied for the rights of the disabled and for children's rights.

* Audrey Noel-Hume, 66, an archaeologist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, died Saturday in Williamsburg, Va. She came to Colonial Williamsburg as curator of archaeology in 1957. She wrote works on Colonial gardening and a history of the early Virginia plantation known as Martin's Hundred.

* Robert Russell Williams, 82, a retired Navy captain who commanded the submarine that rescued George Bush when his plane was shot down over the Pacific, died Thursday of pneumonia. On Sept. 2, 1944, the Finback, a submarine used to pick up downed U.S. airmen, was sent to rescue the crew of a downed plane. The pilot of the plane -- future President Bush -- was pulled from the water, but his two crewmen were never found. Captain Williams, whose decorations include the Silver Star, retired from the service in 1960 in Bremerton, Wash., where he had served as an administrative officer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

* Robert T. Baughman, 83, a former newspaper owner and

teacher of deaf students, died Saturday in Stanford, Ky. He taught at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville from 1954 to 1959 and was principal from 1966 to 1969. He was also a principal at schools for the deaf in Oregon, Georgia and Indiana. Mr. Baughman was the former owner and editor of the Lincoln County News and editor and manager of the Interior Journal Newspaper.

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