Osie Hawkins

Osie Hawkins, 79, Metropolitan Opera baritone for 25 seasons, died July 13 in Phoenix City, Ala., of natural causes.

Hawkins made his operatic debut at the Met in 1942 as Donner in Wagner’s “Rheingold.” Over his lengthy career he appeared in 53 roles in 39 works, for a total of 960 performances.

Survived by a sister, Alice.

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