Gianfranco Mariotti, Ernesto Palacio, Alberto Zedda and the entire staff of the Rossini Opera Festival express their sympathy to the family of the young Peruvian tenor Dempsey Rivera for the recent loss.
Dempsey's talent received recognition while attending the Accademia Rossiniana. Then, he took part in three ROF seasons, while fighting his illness. Dempsey was one of the most promising voices in the international opera.
Photo: Dempsey with Juan Diego Flórez during rehersals of Messa di Gloria, August 2015, his last ROF.