Nico Castel

Time of Service:

Tuesday 1pm

Place of Service:

Riverside Memorial Chapel

Burial Location:

private
06/02/2015
Nico Castel, multi-talented artist and scholar, died at home Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was on staff as artist and coach of the Metropolitan Opera Company for forty years and on the faculties of Juilliard, Mannes and Manhattan School of Music. He was the undisputed and internationally acclaimed expert on language, diction and style for singers. Mr. Castel authored 20 volumes of Opera Libretti translations as well as the "Manual for Spanish Lyric Diction.” He is survived by his wife Carol and his daughter Sasha Castel and her husband Christopher Textor.
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