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Opera star Jon Vickers, known for his powerful voice, dies at 88

Canadian tenor's greatest achievement was title role of Britten's Peter Grimes.

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The sheer size of Vickers' voice was both the glory and the challenge of his artistry. In dramatic tenor roles demanding stirring power and stamina he had few rivals.

New York

THE Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who brought a colossal voice and raw dramatic intensity to everything he sang, including legendary portrayals of Wagner's Tristan, Verdi's Otello, Beethoven's Florestan and Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, has died. He was 88.

The Royal