Yoko Watanabe

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: opera singer who was the first Japanese soprano to have performed in a lead role in all the world's four top opera houses and whose signature role was the title role in Madame Butterfly, which she performed more than 400 times.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: July 12, 1953

 

Died: July 15, 2004

 

Location: Milan, Italy