Longtime Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast host Peter Allen has died at the age of 96.
Allen became the host of the syndicated Saturday-afternoon broadcasts of the “Met” in 1975 (succeeding the late Milton Cross, who had been host from 1931), continuing in that role for the next 29 years.
I would suspect that there will be a tribute to Allen during the intermission of the first Metropolitan Opera Saturday-matinee broadcast of the 2016/2017 season, “Manon Lescaut”, on December 3rd.
Allen actually died on October 8th. Sorry for not posting this earlier, but I only learned of Allen’s death today (October 29th), and decided to post the story since his was the most familiar name and voice in opera broadcasting.