For fans of opera it is a sad day. At 86, Fischer-Dieskau has passed away in Berlin. He had a magnificent baritone voice. Since 1951 he appeared 123 times at Austria's Salzburg Opera and was a mainstay at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival. Many Saturday afternoons I would put on the live broadcast from the Met---and if it was a German Opera, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was there! For those who do not know him, check out Schubert's Winter Journey.