PMF is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary soprano Gabriella Tucci, on July 9 in Rome, the place of her birth. She performed on the great operatic stages of the world, and subsequently poured her energy into passing on the essence of the 'bel canto' style to young singers. From 2015 to 2019 she served as the faculty of the PMF Vocal Academy, her stimulating and uncompromising teaching style representing an invaluable resource for the Academy members and the festival itself. We are ever grateful for her tremendous contributions. May she rest in peace.