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Robert M. Jacobson; Editor of Opera News

May 16, 1987|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Robert M. Jacobson, editor of Opera News magazine, has died of complications resulting from AIDS. He was 46 and died Saturday at St. Vincent's Hospital of respiratory failure, according to Rocci Genova, his longtime companion.

Jacobson, who began as a critic for Musical America in 1963, worked for Opera News--a publication of the Metropolitan Guild--for 12 years and became a prominent advocate of opera and the arts in frequent lectures and television appearances.

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