Opera star Dame Margaret Price has died, her family said.
The singer, considered to be one of the world’s leading sopranos, was 69.
Cousin Marteine Richards said Dame Margaret died at her home in the village of Moyle Grove, near Cardigan, West Wales, on Friday morning.
Dame Margaret made an acclaimed operatic debut with the Welsh National Opera as Cherubino in Mozart’s Marriage Of Figaro in 1962 before becoming famous overnight in the same role at the Royal Opera House the following year.
Her career saw her performing in venues such as New York, Vienna, Paris and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
She was awarded the CBE in 1982, followed by the DBE in 1993.