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Opera Singer Maria Ewing, Wife of Peter Hall, Dead At 71

Maria Ewing in 1977.

Maria Ewing in 1977.

Photographer: Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

Detroit (AP) -- Maria Ewing, a soprano and mezzo-soprano noted for intense performances who became the wife of director Peter Hall and the mother of actor-director Rebecca Hall, has died at age 71.

Ewing died Sunday at her home in Detroit, spokeswoman Bryna Rifkin said Monday.